Westchester County Legislator George Oros (R/Cortlandt) is pleased to inform residents in Cortlandt and Peekskill that the Sprout Brook Ash Disposal facility, located high above North Division Street and Sprout Brook Road, will be accepting its last truckload of burnt garbage on October 22.

The facility has been operated by Westchester County for the last 30 years as a storage location for trash that was incinarated at the RESCO plant in Peekskill.

“Patience is a virtue, and while the site has been closely monitored by the county and Town of Cortlandt for years, it’s one less concern officials and residents will have now that it’s shutting down,” Oros said.

Once it is closed, the storage cells on the property, which was transferred to the county by the Town of Cortlandt in the 1970s in exchange for parkland the town has utilized for ballfields, a waterslide and recently a dog park, will be capped by the county’s Department of Environmental Facilities.

The cells will also be monitored for any environmental problems for the next 30 years by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

“It’s been a long time coming, but the time is finally here,” Oros said.