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Audubon Highlights Carbon Reduction via Solid Waste Practices

Written By Editor on 1/27/21 | 1/27/21

Special Program featuring Otsego County and Delaware County Solid Waste Department Representatives

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7:00pm - ONLINE
Pre-registration is Required.

By: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
For more information contact:
Susan O'Handley, Publicity Chairperson, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 643-5680;

Shane Digan, Planner and Recycling Coordinator, Otsego County Solid Waste Department, Cooperstown, NY; (607) 547-4225; sean

Tyson Robb, Solid Waste Coordinator, Delaware County Solid Waste Department, Delhi, NY; (607) 832-5800;

[ONEONTA, NY; REGIONAL] Please join Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society for this special online Zoom program on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7:00pm to learn about how our counties (both Delaware and Otsego) are working to reduce carbon through solid waste practices, recycling and composting. We all know that recycling is important, but do we know exactly why? What happens to the recyclable material once you put it in the recycling bin? What food composting options are available in the region and why is it important to compost? Does trash contribute to climate change (hint-yes!)?

Learn about legislation that is being introduced at the state and local level to improve recycling, composting, and solid waste management and more. Remember to bring all of your trash, recycling, and compost questions!

This is a FREE program.  Pre-Registration is required.


About Our Presenters

Shane Digan, Planner and Recycling Coordinator for the Otsego County Solid Waste Department, works to increase recycling rates and extend programs to residents and businesses to promote responsible waste management while trying to keep costs low for the County. He maintains recycling resources on the County’s website, has utilized social media, television, and radio advertisements to promote sound recycling practices, helps manage the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day, and is currently working to grow the County’s food waste composting program. Shane is currently working on a “waste-smart” business certification and new recycling law for Otsego County.
Tyson Robb is the Solid Waste Coordinator in Delaware County. He is responsible for overseeing operations at The Landfill, Material Recovery Facility, and Compost Facility. Before working for the DPW Department Robb was an Environmental Technician with Delaware County’s Planning Department. Robb also teaches a Soil Science and Sustainability class through the Geography Department at SUNY Oneonta.  Robb is now focused on material management specifically landfill diversion and environmental sustainability.  Delaware County’s investment in state of the art composting and recycling facilities have lessened its carbon emissions through landfill gas and extended the life of its landfill. This regionally sustainable approach has benefits both locally and globally. 
This program is a follow up to an earlier panel discussion on Climate Action with specialists from our region. Find recordings of past programs at   It is part of the DOAS Climate Action Leadership Training Program, funded in part through a 2020-21 Audubon in Action Grant from National Audubon Society.

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