County Executives Talk Waste Management Collaboration

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FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – Officials from the region met in northern Chautauqua County on Wednesday to discuss potential collaborative efforts.

Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendell and Erie County Pennsylvania Executive Brenton Davis joined workers at the north county Transfer Station to tour the facility.

Both agree that finding every possible way to work together is essential in building a strong relationship between communities, while also saving taxpayer dollars.

The meeting comes not long after some municipalities in northwestern Pennsylvania found themselves with piles of garbage when a trash collection company went out of business.

Davis, however, says the meeting is unrelated to recent events.

“Really what this is, is this is more about regional collaboration,” Davis said. “[Wendell] was talking about the assets he has for waste, and we were just talking about the assets we have for GIS and data, and how we can leverage regional governments together to save taxpayer money in our communities.”

While plans for waste management remain unclear, Wendell says collaboration will give the region a unique advantage when it comes to funding.


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