No Free Ride for Dumpsters in Gouldsboro After July 1

GOULDSBORO — As of July 1, the town will no longer pay “tipping fees” for refuse collected in Dumpsters leased by businesses and individuals.


The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Feb. 4 to discontinue paying the fees, which totaled $18,817.13 in 2009.

Selectman Susan Bagley was absent.

Tipping fees are what the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. (PERC) charges for solid waste. The fee is based on volume.

“The selectmen made a fine decision based on information provided to them by the Solid Waste Committee,” said Ray Jones, chairman of the committee.

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