The Post 2018 Plan

MRC Will Continue to Get the Job Done for Its Member Communities



Cheaper. Easier. Cleaner.

The MRC’s goal was to find the most affordable, efficient & environmentally sound option for its members municipal solid waste disposal.

We have done that. We have chosen Fiberight’s technology and proposal to handle our post 2018 needs.

The Fiberight proposal provides more recycling and waste conversion at less cost than any other option we explored.

But perhaps most importantly in terms of trust and accountability, the Fiberight option is the only proposal that will include the industry experience, community advocacy and financial oversight of the MRC.

Key Information:

To schedule an MRC public presentation for your community, contact Greg Lounder.

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2018 Joining Members

Brewer, Bar Harbor, Hampden, Bangor, Trenton, Aroostook County Commissioners, St. Albans, Swans Island, Boothbay Region Refuse Disposal District (4 towns), Dexter, Corinna, Palmyra, Garland, Cranberry Isles, Mattawamkeag, Pleasant River Solid Waste Disposal District (6 towns), Central Penobscot Solid Waste (3 towns), Clifton, Dixmont, Thorndike, Brooks, Holden, Brownville, Guilford, Chester, Bradley, Oakland, Northern Katahdin Valley Solid Waste Disposal District (11 towns), Verona Island, Unity, Franklin, Montville, Burlington, Lowell, Exeter, Mariaville, South Thomaston, Albion, Searsmont, Troy, Orono, Lee, Freedom, Parkman, Springfield, China, Sherman, Alton, Milo, Cherryfield, Monson, Sangerville, Knox, Steuben, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont, Castine, Otis, Sorrento, Belfast, Cushing, Vassalboro, Abbot, Dover-Foxcroft, Bowerbank, Atkinson, Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Friendship, Union River Solid Waste Disposal District (5 towns), Levant, Dedham, Hudson, Millinocket, Sullivan, Bucksport, Blue Hill, Surry, Eddington, Sebec, Lucerne, Piscataquis County, Carmel

Important considerations for member communities to know:

• The member-led MRC has successfully managed the current 30-year contract with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Corporation (PERC) waste-to-energy facility in Orrington for 187 Maine communities but that contract (and a related power purchase agreement) ends in 2018. Our work is guided by our founding mission to provide solutions for our members’ municipal solid waste which are affordable, environmentally sound and focused on the long term.

• MRC is in the process of building a road and utility corridor for a state-of-the-art integrated solid waste management system which would process members’ solid waste consistent with the state’s solid waste hierarchy and in a way that maximizes recycling and useful processing of waste into products such as biofuels.




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