Title

Had the state legislature not extended the deadline for towns to close their unl

Source

Island Journal

Date

1992

Volume Number

Volume 9

Pages

27

Abstract

Had the state legislature not extended the deadline for towns to close their unlicensed dumps, Chebeague, Frenchboro, Islesboro, North Haven, Swan's Island, and Vinalhaven would have been without landfills on January 1. The five landfills, which predate the Department of Environmental Protection, leach into the islands's sole-source aquifers. They are looking for ideas from other islands like Peaks, which started barging recyclables to Portland, and Monhegan, which began composting when prohibited from throwing its trash into the ocean. Details.

Subjects

Islands, Refuse and refuse disposal

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