Wyoming County Waste Management began the distribution this month of 23,000 96-gallon garbage and recycling carts to residences in its solid waste collection program.
The cart distribution will continue throughout the duration of the month and due to the conversion to a cart-based collection system. Residents are encouraged to justify using their carts as soon as they get them.
“In 2020, Wyoming County issued an RFP (request for proposals) for curbside solid waste collection and, after an exhaustive process, the decision was made to implement a cart-based solution for efficiency, sustainability, and cost effectiveness,” said Senior Planner James Bragg of the Wyoming County Building Department. “At the time of contract award, it was agreed upon for this spring to be the time period for the transition.”
All residents who are eligible under the county contract for curbside collection services will receive — or have already received — a cart for trash and a cart for recycling.
There is no further action required by the resident. Those residents whom are not currently eligible, may contact Waste Management and enroll in the program to receive their carts before the changeover, slated for next month.
“The 2022 rate for this service is $263.49 per year-round unit,” Bragg said. “By contract, the rate adjusts annually upward or downward based on change in Consumer Price Index. The cost for the change in this program is included in the contracted rate. The county chose to pursue the cart-based collection option due to the cost savings this method provides.”
Beginning May 2, the county will no longer accept garbage or recycling that isn’t placed in the designated carts. On that date, the automated curbside collection program will be implemented.
If a household’s garbage exceeds the cart’s limit, 30-gallon bags can be purchased with an affixed sticker, sold for $5, and then those bags can be placed curbside as well.
“Wyoming County is dedicated to ensuring residents have cost-effective and reliable services,” Bragg said, who listed a multitude of reasons the change in garbage/recycling collection is beneficial to our communities.
“The two curbside proposals reflected this goal of providing cost-effective and reliable garbage and recycling collection,” he said. “This program will help provide cleaner, safer, efficient, and better service to residents. This program helps keep the cost of garbage collection relatively low and stable.
■ Easier to use: Carts offer the added convenience of wheels and lids.
■ More capacity: Instead of several smaller bins and bags, residents will have just one cart ready to roll to the curb each week.
■ Require less storage space: You can reduce your storage footprint for your waste by consolidating smaller bins, boxes, and containers into the larger carts.
■ Safer and more predictable service: As well as being great for residents, the automated system is safer and less strenuous for the collection workers and helps fight the transmission of pathogens.
■ Carts mean no more bending over to lift and carry different boxes, bins, and bags to the curb.
■ With large wheels, a broader wheelbase, and handles, all residents, including seniors and those with accessibility requirements, should find it safer, easier, and more stable to roll carts to and from the curb.
“Change inherently results in the disruption of routines,” Bragg said. “It’s understood there will be a ‘learning curve’ in adapting to this change. We appreciate residents’ patience and understanding as we make this conversion to an automated cart collection system. This new cart-based automated collection system will result in a cleaner, safer, efficient, and better service to residents.”
Participating towns and villages include Perry, Gainesville, Silver Springs, Castile, Bennington, Orangeville, Sheldon, Covington, Wyoming, Middlebury, Warsaw, Genesee Falls, Pike, Eagle and Wethersfield.
Arcade, Attica, Java and Silver Lake Institute are not part of the Wyoming County/Waste Management Solid Waste Collection program. The garbage cart will have a green lid and the recycling cart will have a yellow cover with general recycling information on it.
“WM can provide residents with a ‘how to’ guide on what is recyclable and how to recycle correctly,” Bragg said. “They may be reached at either their website wm.com or 1 (800) 972-4545. Locally, the GLOW Region Solid Waste Management Committee can guide residents on recycling, composting, and how to dispose of electronics and household hazardous waste. GLOW is dedicated to reducing garbage sent to landfills, reusing materials for their original purpose, and recycling materials.”
For more information, call Wyoming County Planning at (585) 786-5135 or email email@example.com. For more information about recycling, call GLOW Recycling Administrator Peggy Grayson, at (585) 815-7906 or visit wm.com/recycleright.
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W. PETE MAIRS
Walter D. “Pete” Mairs, 81, died peacefully on July 23, 2021. Born in Avon, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 1939, Pete was a longtime resident of Geneva, N.Y., and these past many years in Buffalo, N.Y., as well as his beloved Silver Lake. Pete is survived by his wife, Linda Bergstrom Mairs, a loving and true companion; children, Mimi C. Mairs, Jonathan B. Mairs; sisters, June Huff, Helen Dole; brother, Thomas Mairs; stepchildren, Daniel Brinkworth, Jennie Ramsey; sister-in-law, Anne Bergstrom, eight beautiful grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A service and celebration of life is planned for the fall when all can share the joy of Pete’s life together. Arrangements by Stephenson – Dougherty Funeral Home, Avon, N.Y.
Editor's Note: It was a privilege knowing and working with Pete Mairs during his presidency of the Silver Lake Institute. He was a kind and gentle man, but also firm in his leadership. I served as Treasurer and Chaplain of SLI during those years and I could always depend on Pete's presence in the worship service. He was a man of faith and a gem of a human being. May he rest in God's care.
GERALD C. SAHRLE
Gerald C. Sahrle, 80, of Perry, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Oct. 10, 1941, in Wayland, N.Y., to the late Charles A. and Helen I. (Blowers) Sahrle. Gerry was a line foreman for 32 1/2 years for NYSE&G, working out of the Perry and Hamburg locations, and was a Town of Perry Councilman. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Constellation Lodge -404 in Perry. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and woodworker. He is survived by his wife, Valary A. (Conley) Sahrle; 1 son, Gerald (Pamela) Sahrle II of Silver Springs; 2 sisters, Millie Edmond of Greece, Bonnie Fink of Winston-Salem, N.C., 3 brothers, Ronald (Linda) Sahrle of Dansville, Robert (Susan) Sahrle of Springwater, Kenneth Sahrle of Dansville; 5 grandchildren, Bradley Musscarella, Stone and Winston Sahrle, Conley and Cooper Gayton; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Sahrle, who passed away in 2012. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Gerry will be laid to rest in West Perry Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Center Fire Department, P.O. Box 204, Perry, NY 14530. For more information, please call (585) 237-2626 or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530.
Editor's Note: Gerald and Valarie could always be seen in the family pew with Pamela, Stone and Winston at Perry First United Methodist Church and continue to be loved. Gerry will be sorely missed. Both were supporters of the Arts at the Silver Lake Institute and Valarie was active in painting and participating in the Annual Show in August. Valarie's presence was always valued and appreciated.
KATHARINE E. PRACZKAJLO ("Kathy P.")
"Kathy P." passed November 8, 2021, of Hamburg and Boston, NY. Beloved daughter of Joseph and Barbara Michalak; loving sister of Daniel Michalak; devoted wife of the late Jeffrey Praczkajlo; cherished mother of Jennifer (Shawn) Jump; loving babcia of Lily Jump; also survived by many beloved family members and friends who became her family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Editor's Note: "Kathy P." as she was better known to us at Silver Lake was an annual summer visitor for most of the last number of years at the invitation of Silver Laker Julia Hoffner. She stayed at the Hoffner Cottage, and became known as both the fun visitor with the vivacious smile to the neighbors at the intersection of Haven Ave. and the Ames Walkway. Kathy P. and Julie could be seen walking and talking between the cottage and the Hoffner boathouse where they could be close to the water. She was also occasionally seen at the Saturday morning breakfasts at Stoody Hall. Her stay was anywhere between 4 days and a week where she had the opportunity to develop a love for Silver Lake. She was not yet eligible for retirement when late last week she developed "a cold" and had to remain home from her job. She did not update her condition over the weekend so the local police made a wellness visit and found her deceased on Monday. She was one of those many people who found Silver Lake and friendship for brief respites where she also found new strength and energy to return to work. She is being particularly mourned by those in the Haven/Ames neighborhood. She will be memorialized next summer at the annual Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Epworth Hall.
BRENDA J. PADDOCK
Brenda Joan Paddock, 82, of Perry, born April 15, 1939, now resides in heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Brenda met Jesus as her Savior in 1965. She met him in person on Nov. 14, 2021. She had a beautiful homecoming with music, singing and praying, leading her into Glory. Her last words were “I am well, I am well.”
Brenda’s greatest loves were her family and friends. Brenda had five children with her husband Roger: Don and Daelene Paddock of Florida, Jody and Tim Von Sanden of Pavilion, Bradley and Jeanie Paddock of Warsaw, Jennifer and Paul Guy of Massachusetts, and Nathan and Jill Paddock of Perry.
Brenda dearly loved her grandchildren: Jessica Morillo, Nikki and Clint O’Brien, Luke Paddock, Paul Paddock, Ian and Brooklyn Paddock, Joe and Louana Paddock, Burke and Megan Paddock, Aaron Paddock, Ellen Paddock, Andrew Paddock, Rachael Paddock, Abigail Paddock, Erik and Cassandra Von Sanden, Jacquelyn and Michael Jones, Tim Von Sanden, Brandon and Brandee Paddock, Jamey and Laura Paddock, Peter and Kara Guy, Candy and Jay Waitkevich, Marlo and Ryan Bolger and Jenna and Rory Peterson.
Brenda was blessed and loved her great grandchildren: Chloe, Olivia and Nicholas Von Sanden, Joshua and Jaxon Morillo, Jameson and Cassandra O’Brien, Atlas Paddock, Noah and Ezra Jones, Colton, Brantley and Charlotte Guy, Cameron Waitkevich, Amelia Bolger and Brennen Leonard.
Brenda is also survived by her brother and sister in laws; Frank and Emma Paddock, Viva and Jim Phillips-Richardson and Kurt and Lynn Paddock.
Brenda first started working as a secretary at Perry Central School. She then assisted her husband building Paddock’s Breeding Service. Roger and Brenda together built and ran the Sandsabarn teenage nightclub. Brenda was owner and operator of Serendipity Travel. Brenda’s pleasures included playing organ and piano. She played at a number of area churches along with performing for her loved ones. UPDATED -- Brenda also played with conviction at both indoor and outdoor services at the Silver Lake Institute where her grandson, Luke, sang at Epworth Hall on several occasions and was appreciated by all who heard his inspiring voice.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Noble and Freda Buckland, her husband Roger and son Bradley.
A Committal service at West Perry Cemetery will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, November 17 at 11 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at LaGrange Baptist Church at 4 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made in Brenda’s honor to the LaGrange Baptist Church 7092 LaGrange Rd. Perry, NY 14530 or to the First Congregational Church P.O. Box 156 Perry, NY 14530. Arrangements completed by Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 N. Main St., Perry, N.Y. 14530. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com.
AUGUST 4-7, 2022
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