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Two New York Counties Moving Forward with Joint Organic Waste Facility

Officials from Albany County, N.Y., and Saratoga County, N.Y., have announced the next steps of a plan to construct a $45 million organic waste facility after a successful feasibility study that took place last year. A joint anaerobic digester will accept waste from two Albany County plants as well as a sewer treatment plant from Saratoga County.

County officials say the facility should save each county approximately $20 million over 20 years and also reduce sewer and water rates for residents of both counties. The two counties are expected to share the construction, operation and maintenance costs.

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