WEST PARIS – Selectmen last Thursday confirmed that a new policy designed to save the town money spent on solid waste disposal will go into effect on June 21.

Selectman Wade Rainey said the policy involves six factors that residents should be aware of:

• Demolition debris must be cut into pieces no larger that 2- by 4-feet;

• Two free pickup loads of wood and demolition debris can be disposed of per year;

• The fee beyond two free loads is $25;

• An acceptable load consists of not more than 100 cubic feet, which is a standard pickup filled to the sidewalls;

• Large trucks, trailer loads or pickups with side boards will not be accepted without the hauler having paid the $25 fee in advance.

• Vouchers or permits must be picked up at the town office in advance.

Rainey said notices will be posted at the Pioneer Street transfer station to help people understand the policy change.

“This is not to make money for the town,” said Rainey, “this is only to help with the costs we see rising each year for solid waste disposal.”

Board Chairman Bill Birney said, “We will be looking at costs up to $125,000 for solid waste disposal this year and by charging a fee to help cover the cost of big projects being done in town may help reduce this amount.”

It has been suggested that contractors doing major projects should have their own waste bins at the site.

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