Title

Because of its new recycling program, Portland expects to cut about $500,000 fro

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

4-6-2000

Pages

8A

Abstract

Because of its new recycling program, Portland expects to cut about $500,000 from its waste disposal bill. In 1995, the city disposed of 22,041 tons of trash at the Regional Waste Systems (RWS) incinerator and recycled just three percent its trash. With the implementation of the new pay-per-bag system the city now recycles between 30 and 35 percent of its trash. City Manager Bob Ganley, Portland councilman Jim Cloutier, and Freeport town manager Dale Olmstead all agree that the downside of Portland's good fortune is that the small communities will have to pick up the financial slack to support to RWS incinerator.

Subjects

Recycling -- Portland

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