April 07, 2020

Gouldsboro considers building transfer station

GOULDSBORO — The town is considering building a transfer station for construction and demolition debris on a wooded parcel of land it owns north of Route 1. The transfer station would not be used for household trash, as the town hires a contractor to handle garbage and recycling pickups.

Town officials and about a dozen members of the public met Friday with a representative from the Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the options for developing 3.5 acres of the 33-acre parcel. The town had the land surveyed in 1995 to determine that a transfer station could be located there. At the town meeting in June, $28,000 was set aside to develop the site.

According to Ray Jones, chair of the solid waste committee, the deed to the property, which the town obtained in 1991, mentions using part of the land for a transfer station. The town also has considered using parts of the parcel for a landfill or a public works maintenance area with a salt and sand shed and garage.

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