Even if the contract expires with the home rule provision passed, Otsego County will be responsible, along with Schohaire and Montgomery Counties, for maintaining the three closed landfills.
“We have a short period of time to get a lot of work done,” said Sullivan, on how the county is preparing for to deal with solid waste post MOSA.
Currently the county is accepting RFP’s to operate its waste transfer stations from private entities in a public-private partnership. She also said that Otsego County was not currently considering running its transfer own stations, although Montgomery is looking into both options for their transfer stations. Recycling operations will remain in the hands of the county.
An RFP is also out for a private company to maintain the three landfills that Otsego county will be partially responsible for.
“Working with a good company we hope to that things will go smoothly,” said Sullivan. “The key component is to get someone in there operating it and to get the landfills managed.”