Presque Isle to Merge with Tri-Community Landfill
The Board of Directors of the Tri-Community Landfill and the Presque Isle City Council are very pleased to announce a joint effort to regionalize solid waste and recycling services.
This agreement will bring the major municipal solid waste management facilities and programs in Aroostook County under one entity. A combined entity will benefit the entire County. Those facilities include both of the landfills in Aroostook County; one in Fort Fairfield, and the other in Presque Isle.
“TCL has a long tradition of providing regional solid waste management services to Aroostook County, currently serving about 35 communities. This landmark agreement continues that tradition and fits very well with our mission,” stated Mark Draper, Solid Waste Director for TCL. He added that “we are very pleased that the City of Presque Isle has decided to join us in that mission.”
Presque Isle City Manager Martin Puckett stated, “This collaboration is a major step towards an efficient, long-term sustainable solution for solid waste. The City Council recognizes the need to regionalize services to reflect current demographic trends. This effort has been discussed for many years and I am excited to see this collaboration come to fruition.”
The City and Tri-Community are still working to finalize the terms of agreement with the goal of finalization by January 1, 2018. More details will be made available once the agreement is finalized.
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