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Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP)

Draft Cayuga County Local Solid Waste Management Plan – Public Comment Period Now Open

New York State requires that all mandated Planning Units provide and continually update a Local Solid Waste Management Plan (LSWMP) on behalf of the Towns, Villages, and Cities within. Cayuga County, as a mandated Planning Unit, is responsible for providing this LSWMP on behalf of its 33 municipalities. An LSMWP is a planning document intended to be used as a tool for organization and decision making in regard to a Planning Unit’s solid waste management system. 

The Plan sets forth the following five focus areas with strategic action items intended to maintain and improve the County’s existing solid waste management and recycling program:

  • Waste Prevention, Reduction, and Reuse
  • Recyclables Recovery and Recycling Market Development
  • Solid Waste and Recycling Policy Standards
  • Public Outreach and Educational Resources 
  • Organics Reduction and Recycling

View the LSWMP Here!


Public Comment Period


Individuals wishing to comment on the Plan have the opportunity to submit written comments from January 18 until March 2, 2024. Comments can be submitted by email to or by mail to 160 Genesee St, 5th Floor, Auburn, NY 13021. Please include “Comments on Cayuga County LSWMP” in the subject line of the email. 

Informational Meetings on Draft Cayuga County Local Solid Waste Management Plan 


The Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development hosted both an in-person and virtual informational meeting open to the public. The intent of the informational meetings was to provide an overview of the key elements of the plan and allow attendees to ask questions or submit comments.  See below for a link to the slideshow presentation as well as a recording of the presentation. 

DRAFT LSWMP Overview Presentation

Public Meeting Recording

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