September 19, 2019

Company picked to build Corinna recycling center

DEXTER — Duraform Buildings Inc. will be the builder of a regional recycling center for the Mid-Maine Solid Waste Association as a result of action taken by that group Thursday.

Their winning bid was $166,855 with Luke Dion of Duraform suggesting to the group that that bid could be lowered with modifications in the spec plans for the center.

The center will be located next to the regional solid waste transfer station now under construction on the Town Line Road in Corinna. Both the center and the station are expected to be on-line sometime in November.

Earlier this year, the Maine Waste Management Agency awarded a $125,250 grant to the Mid-Maine Solid Waste Association to be used for the construction of the regional center with member towns to make up the remainder of the cost of the estimated $167,000 center.

Funding for a collection center in Dover-Foxcroft to be used in conjunction with the Corinna center was also approved by the state agency.

The group also agreed to begin advertising for a recycling coordinator for the center to set up the program and operate it. That person is expected to be on the job by Sept. 15 and the salary will be based on the amount of experience they have in the recycling field.

The group agreed that Reggie Palmer of Exeter, as a Mid-Maine Solid Waste Association member, would be the liaison for the recycling center between the association and contractors.

A progress report on the work at the transfer station was also given. Work appears to be going as planned and is meeting engineering specifications.

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