Transfer station to open Wednesday

BAR HARBOR – The new town transfer station on White Spruce Road will not be fully operational until June 27, a few days later than planned.

“Our hauling contractor needs to change the hydraulic system on his tractor to be compatible to the Town’s new trailers, which will not be completed until Tuesday,” Public Works Director Chip Reeves said in a memo Friday. “We are planning to be fully operational at the new facility on Wednesday, June 27.”

Trash will continue to be accepted at the temporary site on Ledgelawn Avenue. The recycling side of the new facility is open for single-sort recycling and glass.

“[For recycling,] once you get to the top of the hill on White Spruce Road, take the immediate right turn through the gates to enter the recycling facility. The same single sort machine that was in use at the temporary site will be used here,” Highway Office Manager Suzanne Banis said Friday.

Once the solid waste side of the new facility opens, Reeves wrote,  “residential customers will have two lanes…to drive up to the hopper, dispose their trash, then drive out of the building.”

Contractors will still be on site finishing up work on the building after the Wednesday opening, he said. “At times, their work may cause minimal interference with operations at the site. This would be scheduled during times when the facility is not at maximum use.”

Samuel Shepherd

Samuel Shepherd

Samuel Shepherd is a University of Maine graduate and a former Bar Harbor reporter for the Mount Desert Islander.
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