MRC Will Continue to Get the Job Done for Its Member Communities
The Municipal Review Committee’s Plan for 2018, which ensures the affordable, long-term, and environmentally sound municipal solid waste disposal is finalized. MRC members were sent a municipal consent package that includes instructions on how to become a Joining Member and sample pre- and post- voting materials.
The Plan for 2018 link below has the entire package in one document, and links to the individual documents are listed below.
How to Become a Joining Member
Municipal Joinder Agreement
Summary of Terms and Conditions
Municipal Joinder Agreement: Charter Members
Municipal Joinder Agreement: New Members
Sample Board of Selectmen Vote (Post-Town Meeting)
Sample Town Council Vote for Municipalities Requiring Town Meeting Authorization (Post Town Meeting)
Sample Clerk’s Certificate
Sample of Municipal Attorney Certification
Sample of Regional Association Attorney Certification
Guidelines to Calculate Estimated Delivery Amounts
Historical Deliveries to PERC by Charter Municipalities
Other Contracts and Legal Agreements
Materials for Legislative Body Approval
Annual Town Meeting
City or Town Council
In July 2016 the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (the Maine DEP) approved three licenses for the MRC and Fiberight to construct and operate a new solid waste processing facility in Hampden. The issuance of the permits, which were prepared jointly by the MRC and Fiberight, represents a key milestone for completion of a new facility to replace the PERC facility by 2018. Click the links below to view the licenses.
UMaine Peer Review & Fiberight Development Agreement
At its February 4th meeting, the MRC Board of Directors approved a development agreement with Fiberight, LLC after receiving a report on a peer review of its technology performed by the University of Maine Engineering Department. This facility, planned for development in Hampden, Maine, would process municipal solid waste for MRC member communities using state-of-the-art technology to turn waste into usable fuels.
Hampden Processing Facility Proposal
At a Hampden Town Council meeting on December 15, 2014, the MRC announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art solid waste recycling and processing facility in Hampden near Interstate 95.
- Press Release on the Announcement
- Overview of the Hampden Project
- Prevailing Winds
- Presentation to the Maine Joint Standing Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources
- Development Status Update Presentation – April 29
- Proposed Fiberight Facility Process Flow Chart
- Watch a Video of the Fiberight Process
- Q&A on the Hampden Project
- Map of the “Triangle” Area of Proposed Development
- Satellite Imagery Comparison of Similar Facility Sites
Answers to Questions from Residents
Media Coverage of Announcement: