Litchfield, ME Recycling

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Litchfield, ME, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted

Source File: (Missing)


Whereas, the Litchfield Landfill is expected to close permanently for the acceptance of municipal solid waste not later than December 31, 1992; and

Whereas, after the landfill is closed, the town will enter into contracts with regional facilities to process and market recyclables and process and dispose of other wastes;

Whereas, after the landfill is closed, the Town will license waste haulers to collect recyclable and disposable solid waste at the curbside for delivery to designated processing facilities and the town will operate a bulky waste drop-off facility for the convenience of its citizens;

Whereas, after the landfill closed, open burning of waste materials (including brush, construction and demolition debris) at the site of the landfill will be prohibited thereby creating a shortage of appropriate disposal areas within the Town of Litchfield; and

Whereas, it is necessary to regulate the disposal of waste items to insure the safety and well being of the town and its citizens and to protect environmental resources including soil, air and water; and

Whereas, the citizens of Litchfield wish to manage solid waste generated within the town of Litchfield by using a combination of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and waste-to-energy strategies and to encourage all individuals within the Town to become aware of the waste they generate and participate in its management; and

Whereas, the cost of managing solid waste is likely to increase significantly and the citizens of Litchfield feel that these costs are best borne by those who generate waste rather than owners of real estate based on property valuations;

Now, Therefore, Be it ordained by the Town Meeting, the following regulations for the disposal and recycling of certain wastes generated in the town of Litchfield are hereby established.