CAMDEN — The Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corporation Board of Directors is holding a meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 24 in the French Room of the Camden Town Office. Agenda items include discussion on two options for long-term municipal solid waste disposal and treating leachate from the facility onsite.
The long-term options for waste disposal were reviewed at a May 10 workshop, according to a report from Dave St. Laurent, interim facility manager of the Rockport transfer station.
One option is extending the transfer station’s current solid waste disposal contract with Waste Management. This contract is for hauling and disposal of solid waste at Waste Management’s landfill in Norridgewock.
The second option involves joining the Municipal Review Committee and becoming part of a new waste disposal venture.
Mid-Coast Solid Waste is owned by Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport.
“If the MRC’s efforts are successful, the upside is a more environmentally friendly disposal option which makes use of different percentages of the incoming waste and minimizes the amount of waste which is landfilled,” said St. Laurent.
In making a decision on future disposal options, St. Laurent notes the Board of Directors will need to take costs into consideration and may want to consider waste diversion and being part of the large group of cities and towns that are members of the MRC.
The May 24 agenda and meeting packet can be found at the MCSWC website Midcoastsolidwaste.org. The agenda includes a link for watching the meeting on the town of Camden’s YouTube channel and information on how to attend the meeting via Zoom.
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