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Waste-Smart Business Certification

Otsego County wants to recognize businesses in our County that have made the effort to improve sustainable solid waste practices within their business. The businesses recognized with this certification are role-models for our community. Responsible solid waste management practices help reduce carbon emissions, give longer life to our landfills, and prevent waste from polluting the environment.

Businesses: You can find the application form with information HERE

Levels of Membership:
  • Bronze (5-6 points)
  • Silver (7-8 points)
  • Gold (9+ points)
Businesses attaining any level will get a window sticker, recognition on the County Solid Waste website and social media channels, and a thank-you letter from the County.
Businesses attaining the Gold level will receive all of the above, and will also have the opportunity for a video spotlight to be displayed on County social media channels.

Points can be received for a variety of actions, including:
  • providing employees with recycling education
  • having recycling bins and labelling them
  • displaying recycling information on your website or in your business
  • engaging in waste diversion practices (double-sided printing, re-using items, electronics recycling, polystyrene recycling, etc. but not including organics - see below)
  • having an organics (food waste) separation and composting program
  • conducting a waste audit
  • having clear waste management goals.
Certified Businesses:
 Business  Address  Website  Certification Level  Certification Date
 Richfield Springs Community Food Cooperative  140 Main Street, Richfield Springs, NY 13439  https://www.facebook.com/rscommunityfoods/  Silver  4/8/2021

Submit Below or by Mail (see application)
Business Name:

Complete Application: