Wampsville, NY (WIBX) - A new contract approved by the Madison County Board Of Supervisors is allowing farmers to get rid of their agricultural plastic safely and easily.

Beginning December 12, AG plastics like mulch film, row coverings and nursery pots can be dropped off at any of the county's transfer stations, or its main site in Lincoln. The decision was made during the Board's November 27 meeting.

The plastic will then be shipped to JBI, Inc., a Niagara Falls based company transforming the waste into ultra-low sulphur fuel for use in diesel engines.

According to the Madison County Department of Solid Waste and Sanitation, in prior years the plastics were either buried or burned.

Burning was prohibited, however, because of the carcinogenic chemicals released into the air.