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BPU's new recycling program deemed big success by General Manager...

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities new Residental Recycling Program is only a few months old... but, so far has been a big success.  That from BPU General Manager Dave Leathers... who told city lawmakers last night that the board's Solid Waste Division has seen an "excellent" response to the program... which rewards residents with lower trash collection rates if they recycle at least once a month.  During last night's work session... Leathers says a big help has been using technology to track use of the new orange bins.  Leathers says the computer chips are working well, and providing accurate data on who is recycling, and how often.  That way, the proper person received the lower rate for trash collection.  Leathers says... before the program began this past spring... they would get 35 to 37-percent participation.  However... he says that's now up to 60-percent on recycling days... and, they're on the way to 65-percent.  The issue... Mayor Sam Teresi says... is whether some budget adjustments need to be made to cover their costs.  For more information on the BPU's Recycling Program... contact the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.

Cattaraugus Co. man arrested for allegedly operating a major Meth Lab in Little Valley...

A Little Valley man is in the Cattaraugus County Jail without bail after authorities shut down his alleged Methamphetamine operation.  Sheriff's Deputies say they received information of a large-scale meth lab being run at 102 South Court Street by 32 year-old Lucas Leclerc this past Sunday.  The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team were called for assistance with hazardous material clean-up and evidence collection Monday morning.  Investigators seized lab equipment... and, over 14 ounces of methamphetamine.  Leclerc was arrested and is being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail pending arraignment in Federal Court in Buffalo.  The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.  The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force requests anyone with information on the case to contact them at 373-2773.

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WJTN News Headlines for Apr. 2, 2020

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