State awards Cortland County $200K to increase recycling

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Cortland County will receive $200,000 in state funding to improve its recycling efforts.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and members of his administration traveled to communities across central New York this week as part of his "Capital for a Day" initiative.

Cuomo unveiled a 47-point plan Wednesday aimed at improving economic opportunities in the region, including a $200,000 grant for Cortland County to enhance its recycling operations and increase recycling rates throughout the county.

Other state-funded projects announced Wednesday include $18 million to establish a SUNY Labs to Jobs Consortium in central New York, a partnership that will consist of five SUNY campuses sharing seven advanced labs across the region.

The state will also dole out $2.5 million to assist central New York farmers in preventing water pollution, reducing erosion and limiting harmful sediment in local waterways.

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