by Irene Belanger
China Transfer Station Co-Coordinator
We are excited about the Maine Department of Environmental Protection providing approvals to the Fiberight/Municipal Review Committee proposal to build a municipal solid waste processing facility in Hampden. Post 2018, China will be sending municipal solid waste to that plant. Organics will be a significant ingredient in processing at that plant. Those of you who like to compost are encouraged to continue doing more locally, either at home or at the China transfer station.
Please, please secure your trash loads on the way to the China transfer station. It is a State law that loads are to be secure and also a law not to litter roadsides. We have received complaints of full bags of trash having fallen off a truck and smaller items being blown around and not anyone returning to pick up the messes. Those who toss beverage containers and fast food packaging and napkins out the window are encouraged to re-think their habits and not use the roadsides as trash receptacles. Please be considerate and dispose of your trash in the proper place. Thank you!
We continue to work on making more efficient changes at the China transfer station, focusing on reducing, reusing and the recycling of more items, thus saving tax dollars. Please consider bringing clean items to our “free for taking” or “good stuff” area at the transfer station. If any of you would like to volunteer to help in the free for taking area, please call Irene at 445-2349, we need your help keeping things cleaned and arranged in good order.
We are now involved with the “Paint Care” initiative that provides residents with another disposal option for paints. Please see the transfer station attendants for instructions on how we will accept paint products. Some paints may be reusable, let us know.
Finally, we are very pleased to be working with Palermo residents and Palermo town officials to allow Palermo residents the full use the China transfer station facilities.
Reducing, reusing and recycling saves tax dollars. The transfer station budget this year is less than it was ten years ago, thanks to your efforts…thank you!
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