Chelsea considers recycling revamp

CHELSEA -- Residents may join a regional effort to increase recycling and extend the life of the Hatch Hill landfill.

The regional landfill operated by the city of Augusta is estimated to have only 15 years of capacity remaining.

"We're looking long-term at trash buried at Hatch Hill," said Bill Najpauer of Renaissance Planning Associates. "Landfill expansion is getting much more expensive. (Hatch Hill) could become a transfer station.

"The cost will go up for either of those two scenarios," he said. "So the less garbage we produce will help keep costs down."

The Kennebec Regional Recycling Committee, represented by Najpauer and Scott Laliberte, owner of Riverside Disposal Inc., is giving presentations about the regional recycling proposal to all eight towns served by Hatch Hill: Chelsea, Gardiner, Farmingdale, Randolph, Hallowell, Pittston, Whitefield and Manchester.

Author: 
Mechele Cooper
Article Source: 
Kennebec Journal