Finger Lakes Institute Offers Waste Management Workshop – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Finger Lakes Institute Offers Waste Management Workshop

Proper trash collection, recycling and waste disposal will be discussed

(Dec. 1, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.– The Finger Lakes Institute will host a free workshop titled “Following the Finger Lakes Wastestream: From Home to Lake” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Finger Lakes Institute building on 601 S. Main Street. The public is invited to attend.

Three speakers, representing each facet of solid and liquid waste disposal, will explain the process of trash collection, recycling and landfill leachate transportation and treatment.

Representatives from the Ontario County Landfill, managed by Casella Waste Systems, Inc.; Appleton Disposal Service, a local waste collection and transfer company; and the City of Geneva Marsh Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will discuss some practical considerations and guidelines for solid waste disposal and wastewater treatment.

Participants will receive practical information and learn how to determine the proper way to dispose of waste and recyclable material. Discussions will help participants identify where the wastestream leads after household trash leaves the curbside and how solid waste ultimately affects the water quality of the Finger Lakes.

Registration for this event is recommended. For more information or to register call Sarah Meyer, community outreach coordinator, at (315) 781-4382 or e-mail