CONESUS’ CLEAN RECYCLING
LIMITS BRUSH ACCEPTANCE
The C.L.E.A.N Center in Conesus will no longer be accepting brush and debris at the recycling center from non-residents, as approved by resolution at the Conesus Town Board meeting held Tuesday night, Oct. 2. The only exceptions will be the Conesus Highway Department and permit holders from the Towns of Conesus and Livonia. There was also discussion on starting to charge for recycling of brush, or putting limits on how much can be brought in. This action was taken because there is now limited space available for such materials. In the past, large amounts of brush have been brought in from various contractors, the water and sewer authority, and other towns and agencies.
Councilman Dan Mulvaney commented, “There’s a real concern that we are going to run out of room. There are mountains of brush there, which we have been pushing over the edge, but it could cause sinkholes later. In the future, we’re going to have to start chipping it, and the other places aren’t going to help us with the cost of chipping…This will also make it easier for the highway superintendent too, because we won’t have to come up and unlock the recycling center for other agencies during the week.”
In response to a question from the audience why Livonia wasn’t financially supporting the recycling
center anymore, Supervisor Brenda Donohue replied, “We share a school district with Livonia, and in the
beginning, we had the ability to educate through the school. In the beginning, Livonia was with us, but the Town of Livonia backed out on supporting us financially a few years later. We left them in because it seemed like the neighborly thing to do, and Livonia is a good neighbor; but now we could do it by ourselves, with no problem. Perhaps we could look at Livonia helping out financially in the future, or they could have their own refuse center. We can address that later, but right now, we have to start by limiting what we accept at the C.L.E.A.N recycling center.”