|About the Committee|
GLOW is governed by an Intermunicipal Agreement that is renewed every two years. The Committee consists of three regular members and one alternate appointed by the Genesee County Legislature and Livingston and Wyoming County Board of Supervisors. There is one paid staff member, a Recycling Administrator. Invoicing and payroll are being handled by the Genesee County IT department.
Funding is by annual county contributions. The contribution is based on population. Currently Genesee County contributes $25,805, Livingston County contributes $28,088 and Wyoming County contributes $18,107. Additional funding has been received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Grants from these agencies have been instrumental in GLOW's ability to write its solid waste management plan, conduct farm pesticide and household hazardous waste collections, provide waste reduction and recycling education, and operate its materials exchange program (Mat-Ex).
Orleans County ended its participation in and funding of GLOW at the end of 2003. However, five times since that then Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming Counties have renewed their commitment to the organization by renewing the Intermunicipal Cooperation Agreement. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2013. In the spring of 2015 the counties signed another renewal. This agreement covers the 2016 and 2017 calendar years. The contributions are expected to remain at current levels.