NYSERDA Cleaner, Greener Communities (CGC) Program

NYSERDA Cleaner, Greener Communities (CGC) Program: Feasibility Study to Expand Organics Recycling in Dutchess County

In 2017, the Environment and Energy team completed a multi-year feasibility study into organic waste reduction, recovery, and recycling potential in Dutchess County through a NYSERDA funded grant opportunity.

The project resulted in a comprehensive report that summarizes an analysis of education and outreach; research into applicable technologies and business models; spatial analysis of potential recycling facility locations; economic factors; and outreach to the general public regarding organic waste reduction and recycling potential for Dutchess County.

Input from community stakeholders was a major component of the project. The greater the participation from stakeholders regarding existing organic waste reduction and recycling efforts, challenges, and growing initiatives, the better chance such efforts may have of gaining future support, and the greater collective understanding there is of the organic waste management landscape in Dutchess County.

Last updated August 1, 2018