While it’s all very well that things get recycled once they reach Albany, our local “Northern Transfer Station” is a disgrace. Anyone who doubts this is cordially invited to visit—Tuesday or Wednesday are especially good days. It is a stinking, filthy mess. Furthermore, the bins in which recycled material is supposed to go, are open: When weather gets in and dampens the contents, they go to garbage.
Casella may be the lowest bidder but they are not fit to manage this task, and I urge that they be replaced the next time their contract comes up. Management was much better under MOSA [Montgomery-Otsego-Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority].
Additionally, cleaning up the blowing plastic along the “fence” line on the way up to the trash section is the responsibility of the county, not Casella. This is chronically neglected, despite complaints. I think the County Board should do it themselves, since they apparently can’t find the way to do it otherwise.
MILFORD – Robert Joseph Shirm, 65, who worked for MOSA and, more recently, the National Baseball Hall of Fame, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, All Hallows Eve, Oct. 31, 2016, while communing with nature in the woods near his home.
He was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Williamsport, Pa., a son of the late Ralph and Mary (Roman) Shirm, and was raised and educated in Montoursville.
OTSEGO –Eric Slater, 47, Cooperstown, was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment for striking an employee of the Mosa Northern Transfer Station on Route 28 in the Town of Otsego, on Monday, Nov. 30.