The financial lights at GLOW are dimming.
"We are running out of money and need fresh grants to continue the work of solving the solid-waste management problems for Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming County," said Howard W. Payne of Wyoming County, a leader of the GLOW committee.
Set up three years ago, the Batavia-based GLOW organization is one of a number of regional organization set up to plan, research and provide educational materials for the governments and residents of the four counties.
GLOW's efforts so far have produced results. Orleans and Wyoming Counties have developed curbside pickup services that localities may adopts. Six Wyoming County towns and and many Orleans County towns are using it," Payne said. "Livingston County has a solid waste disposal program and Genesee County is completing its plan. Each county sets up its own system.""
The Orleans and Wyoming County solid wastes are delivered to the Occidental plant in Niagara Falls. Part of the solid waste disposal plan calls for the separation of recyclable materials. Payne said that Occidental authorities said that 36 percent of a recent Wyoming solid waste shipment were separated into recyclable. State authorities are aiming to for a 40 percent recyclable recovery rate.