Re: greenyes-d Digest V99 #224

Lynn Leopold (
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 10:29:36 -0400

In answer to Joe Truini's question about the waste generated at the latest
Woodstock "festival" (read disaster), you might try contacting the Solid
Waste Authority of Oneida/Herkimer Counties. Ask for David Lupinski, the
Solid Waste Director at 315-733-1224. They may have some information about
how much waste was generated (discounting all the stuff--including hospital
tents, speaker towers, and tractor-trailers--that was torched at the
festival end by the good kids just having fun!) and where it went. Sounds
like security was woefully insufficient. My guess is that waste management,
ie, recycling, were even more inadequate. Considering the number of cases
of drug overdoses, bad sunburn, heat prostration, dehydration, heart
attacks, hysterical lost teens, etc., recycling was the least of the
organizers' worries.

Lynn Leopold

>Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:38:00 -0400
>From: Joe Truini <>
>Subject: [GRRN] Woodstock
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>Does anyone know where I can find out how much waste was generated this past
>weekend at Woodstock? I hear they had major problems with all the trash and
>had absolutely no recycling bins on the grounds.

Lynn Leopold
Recycling Specialist
Tompkins County Solid Waste Division
122 Commercial Ave.
Ithaca NY 14850
607-275-0000 FAX
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