BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – A new recycling company in Steuben County hopes to lower the amount of hazardous and recyclable items going to local landfills, specializing in windmill blades and solar panels.

The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency said that Momentum of Western New York, LLC is a new company formed in 2022 designed to undertake the separation of waste materials from recyclable materials. The company will focus on recycling windmill blades, taking over from T&R Environmental, the IDA agenda said.

In a statement, Momentum said the new facility “will be designed with the strictest environmental regulations and material handling to conform to a valid NYSDEC Part 360 Permit.” The company also said Construction and Demolition debris management and salvage solutions for solar panels and lithium batteries are in development.

Momentum—which is a spinoff company of T&R, and owned by the same person—will be located behind the new Amazon warehouse in Bath, and is expected to add 12 jobs to the area. The construction of the new facility will cost $3.3 million, and the company is expected to save almost $320,000 in tax exemptions and benefits. Momentum said the facility is expected to be operational in late-2023

According to the IDA agenda from the July 28, 2022 meeting, no hazardous waste will be accepted at the facility. Permitted wastes to be separated will include non-hazardous liquids, sludges, soils, solids, and non-hazardous absorbents.

“Momentum’s processes will allow these waste materials to be separated, processed, solidified in the most efficient manner possible for the most cost-effective and environmentally conscious disposal”, the company said.