Flooded yard in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011)
Image by FEMA

Disaster preparedness is a prudent step to take.


Your home is important to you and your family. Learn how to manage pests, safeguard your home for your children, prepare for emergencies, and more in this section. If you need more assistance, please call CCE Genesee County at 585-343-3040.

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Emerald Ash Borer Information Page

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire is an invasive, wood boring beetle native to Asia that feeds on and eventually kills all species of Ash. The EAB was first found in North America in 2002 near Detroit and since has spread to 13 states and two Canadian provinces, killing hundreds of millions of Ash trees in rural and urban settings. EAB has been found in a number of New York State counties, and a quarantine zone is in effect to prevent its further spread. 

To find a certified arborist

Per the NYS DEC (https://www.dec.ny.gov/) you can visit the NYS Arborists website to find a certified arborist at https://nysarborists.com/. Call our office for more information or contact the Region 8 DEC office at (585) 226-2466.

Recycling Resources

Recycle Right NY

Know before you throw, New York! The NYS Recyclopedia is an encyclopedia for recycling and so much more. It’s a search tool and guide that provides reduction, reuse, and recycling instructions for more than 300 common household items. Enter keywords into the search bar, or explore the categories pictured on the website, to learn what to do with stuff that you no longer need while creating the least amount of waste as possible.

Last updated January 26, 2024