McKean County initiated a Countywide Municipal Solid Management Waste Plan Update in May 2014. The County Commissioners, working through the McKean County Planning Department, has hired Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C. (B&L) to assist with this plan update. B&L currently has underway, or has recently completed, municipal waste management plans in a total of twelve (12) counties in Pennsylvania and Maryland.
The County has established a Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) to provide guidance and input, and to review and comment on the draft plan documents that are prepared. The SWAC members represent a diverse cross-section of businesses, institutions, agencies and interests in McKean County that will offer broad spectrum feedback to the County and its consultants during the planning process. McKean County has applied for an Act 101, Section 901 planning grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that will fund up to 80 percent of the cost of this plan update. The matching funds for this grant program (20+ percent) come from in-kind services in the form of county staff and Solid Waste Advisory Committee members’ time on the plan update, as well as cash.
Key issues that are being addressed in the McKean County Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan Update include:
- The management of recyclables within the County and options for encouraging participation
- Recycling initiatives that may be implemented over the ten year planning period; and
- Securing waste disposal capacity in the County for the next ten years.
This webpage has been established to help disseminate project information to a broad audience in the County. It is also being done in the interest of sustainability and conservation of natural resources, by minimizing the excess copying and distribution of hard copies of project materials. To the greatest extent possible, plan information developed during this study will be distributed electronically. On this webpage, you will find a list of Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) members, project schedule and upcoming meetings, meeting notes and handouts, draft plan materials, and similar information. The webpage will be updated from time to time with the most current project information. This site also contains a link to the McKean County website (below). We hope you find this information useful, and will use this webpage often.