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.
- Ten Things to do in Preparation for Changes in MSW Management on April 1, 2018
- Memo on Release of Reserve Funds – May 23, 2017
- April 2017 Memo on revisions to the Master Waste Supply Agreement and Site Lease
- April 2017 Memo on Funding of Joinder Agreement Reserve Funds
- Fiberight Presentation at MRRA Conference
- Settlement Agreement Winding Up PERC Partnership and Related Cash Distributions from PERC in 2017 and 2018
- Municipal Joinder Agreement: Charter Members
- Municipal Joinder Agreement: New Members
- Master Waste Supply Agreement
- Site Lease
- Amended and Restated MRC Bylaws (Clean Version)
- MRC & Fiberight Environmental Permits for New Processing Facility – Solid Waste
- MRC & Fiberight Environmental Permits for New Processing Facility – Air Emissions
- Frequent Questions & Answers
To schedule an MRC public presentation for your community, contact Greg Lounder.
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.