Structural renovations slated

Contract approved recycling building

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors last week authorized a $12,000 contract with an Onondaga County company to design structural renovations to the county’s recycling building for single-stream processing.

The board approved a contract between the county Solid Waste Department and Barton & Loguidice Engineering of Liverpool.

The department in March launched single-stream recycling in Fulton County. It was the county’s first major change since separated recycling was instituted in the county in 1992. Residents now put all recyclables curbside in lidded containers with free county stickers affixed. Bags are not to be used, with the exception of for shredded paper. Single-stream recycling in one bin includes paper, plastic, metal and glass goods.

In order to “facilitate the transition” further to single stream, the board resolution indicates the recycling building layout at the county landfill on Mud Road must be “reconfigured and renovated” for loading and transport.

The project will entail changing the layout of the recycling building to bring the process inside and automate it for increased efficiency. Renovations will include removal of the conveyor and baler, removal of concrete and steel from the elevated commingled sort line, and removal of a portion of the concrete floor slab. A new configuration will also include construction of a concrete pit to accommodate installation of a new single-stream feed conveyor and stationary compactor, which are included in the county’s proposed 2018 capital plan.

Supervisors last week also authorized a contract with Barton & Loguidice Engineering for environmental monitoring services for 2018-2010. The firm will be paid $11,400 annually for water quality resting work it has done for Fulton County since 1994. The services are required by the state and involve testing at the landfill operation.

In another Solid Waste Department matter, the board authorized advertisement for bids for diesel fuel for use by the department in 2018. Bids are to be in to county Purchasing Agent Jon Stead by 2 p.m. Oct. 25.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at