MILLINOCKET -- At its June 12th meeting, the Millinocket town council approved measures including mandatory recycling and increased fees for the disposal of certain wastes.
Recycling of the following items shall be mandatory in the Town of Millinocket by all residents and businesses:
- Newsprint, magazines, and catalogues
- Metal cans
- Plastic jugs
- Corrugated cardboard
- Paper board boxes
- Glass jars
Persons found to be in violation of the recycling ordinance may be liable for fines of up to %50 for the first offense, and from $100 to $1,000 for additional offenses.
This wont be a universally popular decision, said Councilor Polstein. But, he added, I support it.
The council also voted to double the current fees for the disposal of tires. It will now cost $2 to dispose of a tire up to a 14 diameter, $4 for those from 15 to 16 diameter, and $10 for tires that are from 17 to 20 in diameter. Larger tires will not be accepted at the Millinocket facility.
The fee for disposing shingles will be $25 per level pick-up load, or part thereof.
The disposal of demolition materials, such as brick, cement, and cement block, will be $20 per level pick-up load, or part thereof. Larger volumes will not be accepted at the facility.