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Scott Royael joins Warren County as Solid Waste and Recycling Compliance Coordinator


Scott Royael, Warren County’s new Solid Waste and Recycling Compliance Coordinator, comes to the county Department of Public Works from SUNY Adirondack, where he filled a number of roles during his tenure.

One of them was sustainability coordinator, a position that gives him valuable insight for his new job with Warren County DPW.

Royael said he is excited for the challenges of helping to guide Warren County's planning to address future solid waste and recycling needs. He will oversee a number of important projects, such as annual household hazardous waste collections and the ongoing review of whether Warren County will have the resources to create a countywide composting facility. He started work with Warren County in early February.

“I am drawn by the global issue of how to improve our sustainability,” Royael explained. “It’s a complex issue.”

Royael, a Glens Falls resident, served as Director of SUNY Adirondack Saratoga and College Academy and an adjunct professor at the college.

The County Solid Waste and Recycling Compliance Coordinator Position was created in 2021 as part of Warren County’s new solid waste management plan.

Royael replaces Thomas Szabo, who left the Department of Public Works in 2023.

Warren County Public Works Superintendent Kevin Hajos introduced Royael to Warren County Supervisors last week as supervisors heard a presentation from Adirondack Compost Education Council about the organization’s desire for grant funding to move composting projects forward. Royael will be  the main point of contact for that project.

Hajos said: “Scott comes to us with a wealth of experience and he will be a great resource for Warren County. We are very excited about his vision for our solid waste and recycling division, and see good things coming from this division in the future.”