Responsible management of waste should be everyone’s goal!

The County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority ‘s mission is to make responsible management of waste attainable for Franklin County residents by providing the necessary facilities to ensure that recyclables are recovered and the remaining portion of the waste stream is dealt with in an environmentally sound, cost effective manner.


In addition to the solid waste disposal landfill located in Constable, the Authority owns and operates three transfer stations in Franklin County.  They are located in Malone, Lake Clear and Tupper Lake.

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Recycling involves processing used materials into new products in order to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) by reducing the need for "conventional" waste disposal, and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production.

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