New com­post bin roll­out con­tin­ues

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been us­ing com­postable plas­tic bags pro­vided by the county. the trans­fer sta­tion. So, what’s hap­pen­ing is that re­cy­clables are go­ing to Ch­ester now and we drop off resid­u­als and re­cy­clables there.”

The com­post is a dif­fer­ent mat­ter, and iron­i­cally com­post from An­napo­lis County is now go­ing to where it al­ways used to go.

“Com­post is go­ing to Northridge in Ayles­ford,” Fer­gu­son said. “Northridge used to be the site for com­post un­til this year. Com­post from Val­ley Waste is be­ing trucked to Colch­ester County to a place called Fundy Com­post.”

He said the county an­tic­i­pated it would have in­creased costs be­cause of not be­ing able to use the trans­fer sta­tion, where larger trucks would be loaded with the var­i­ous streams and then make the trip to Ch­ester.

“We still an­tic­i­pate hav­ing over­all sav­ings de­spite the in­creased costs at this time” Fer­gu­son said.

Trans­fer sta­tion ex­pro­pri­a­tion

Af­ter Val­ley Waste stopped ser­vice in An­napo­lis County, and re­fused to al­low the county to use the trans­fer sta­tion, the county filed with the prov­ince to ex­pro­pri­ate the Lawrence­town fa­cil­ity, a 90-day process be­fore the site has to be re­lin­quished by Val­ley Waste – if the ex­pro­pri­a­tion is suc­cess­ful.

“There’s an ap­pli­ca­tion for ju­di­cial re­view by the other six mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties on our ex­pro­pri­a­tion,” said Fer­gu­son. “We had a court hear­ing. No de­ci­sion has been made on the ju­di­cial re­view and we said that we would not oc­cupy the Western Trans­fer Sta­tion un­til it was in court again. We wouldn’t push to have oc­cu­pa­tion of the Western Trans­fer Sta­tion un­til I think the date is Nov. 20. The of­fi­cial end of the 90 days is Nov. 17 but we said we wouldn’t do any­thing un­til the court hear­ing took place.”

“I can con­firm that Val­ley Waste and the solic­i­tor for the six re­main­ing mem­bers of the in­ter-mu­nic­i­pal agree­ment have re­quested a ju­di­cial re­view,” said Val­ley Waste spokesman An­drew Gar­rett. “This is set for Nov. 20 to dis­cuss the va­lid­ity of An­napo­lis County’s ex­pro­pri­a­tion ac­tion.”

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