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Geneva City Council creates micro-hauler license to allow Closed Loop Systems to collect food waste

The Geneva City Council has voted 7-1 to create a micro-hauler license under the city’s solid waste code.

The Finger Lakes Times reports the new license will allow Closed Loop Systems to collect food and yard waste within the city. The company runs an organics collection at the city’s Resource Recovery Park. The facility includes a vermiculture operation. That’s where worms help turn food waste into compost. None of the city’s existing trash haulers picks up food waste.

Ward 4 Councilor Ken Camera was the only one to vote against the license proposal. He says he was an early supporter of the vermiculture operation, but now says he has questions about whether there’s enough room in its current location. He also cited concerns with what he calls “mission creep.”

After the meeting, Closed Loop owner Jacob Fox said his company will soon offer residents the opportunity to drop off food waste at the Resource Recovery Park, paying depending on how much waste they have. He said the system should be ready to go in March.