Board may vote on biowaste moratorium


MARILLA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Town officials are set to meet Thursday night at Marilla Town Hall, regarding the storage of biowaste on a local farmer’s property.

News 4 has learned the town board is expected to vote to extend an existing moratorium on storage, processing and spreading of biowaste. The current moratorium ends on May 8.

Last month, the DEC granted Sustainable BioPower LLC, owned by Quasar, the right to store biowaste in an existing concrete tank on that farmer’s land.

Many neighbors are concerned about the impact storage would have on the environment and their health. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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