Westerlo trash haulers working toward compliance

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Jamison Corallo and his young family stand before some of the in-ground solar panels he installs for homes. His company, Viking Solar, also hauls trash.

WESTERLO — After discussion among the Westerlo Town Board about how to handle commercial trash haulers who are out of compliance with the town’s solid waste law, both companies in question are working to get back into compliance and maintain their professional relationship with the town.

 At the town board’s Sept. 21 meeting, Deputy Supervisor Matthew Kryzak announced that the two companies that transport trash for Westerlo residents — 4 Seasons Home Service and Viking Solar — were in noncompliance with the town’s garbage law, which was recently amended to include an annual $25 permit fee required of all residents who use the transfer station, including those who use a commercial service. 

At the time of that meeting, neither company had responded to requests from the town for clients lists, which would allow the town to ensure that all trash being brought into the transfer station was accounted for in fees.

But by the next meeting, on Oct. 5, Kryzak said that 4 Seasons Home Service was working with the town to get client names and other documents — he told the Enterprise this week that Chief Executive Officer Ron Stipe put in “an amazing amount of effort” to get in compliance — while Viking Solar was still in noncompliance. 

Kryzak, who is filling in as supervisor following Bill Bichteman’s resignation from that position earlier this year, indicated that he would have the town’s attorney send out a notice to Viking Solar CEO Jamison Corallo that the company would no longer be able to use the town’s transfer station. 

However, Corallo hauls trash as a side job under the name of his Middleburgh-based solar company, which had been discussed by the town board in 2016. Corallo told The Enterprise this week that he now has permits from all his Westerlo clients — who number in the mid-40s, he said — and will appeal the town’s action within the 30 days that’s allowed. 

Corallo’s appeal will be made before the town board. 

“I talked to them,” Corallo said. “What happened is they changed the law and I needed to get permits for everybody, and so it took a while for everyone to get me their permits. But I finally have everyone, so I just need to send it in, then I need to appeal.”

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