The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has launched a new website design to help users quickly find recycling and solid waste information, from what can be recycled to green-waste
composting and waste programs in municipalities across the region, according to an announcement by Authority
The new website, www.ohswa.org, allows residents to type their zip code into the “Find A Hauler” tool to find waste haulers that service their particular area and other relevant information.
In Rome, for example, the tool outlines weekly limits on solid-waste disposal and rules on yard waste and bulk items.
The website also highlights the Authority’s curbside and drop-off recycling services.
The website also features a host of special programs including household hazardous waste disposal, RecycleOne business certification, school recycling and green teams, electronics recycling and composting that the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority also runs.
The website includes a list of brochures tailored to specific municipal solid waste and recycling programs, and allows residents to search city, town and village facilities near them, the announcement added.
The site also has a “How do I recycle or dispose of…” function to help residents navigate what goes into the recycling bin, garbage can or to the eco-drop in Rome or Utica.
“Just because a package or container claims it is recyclable, that does not mean that your local recycling center can actually process and recover that item,” Authority recycling educator Jamie Tuttle said.
While many plastics are recyclable, for example, not all can go into the bins.
Plastic bags and six-pack rings, for instance, have to stay out because they can tangle machinery, as must drinking glasses, mirrors and broken windows because they may have different chemical compositions and melting points from packaging glass.