LEWISTON — Four city councilors and a selection of the city’s administrative team will tour Casella Solid Waste’s recycling facility in Boston on Thursday.

Councilor President Mark Cayer and Councilors Don D’Auteuil, Doreen Christ and Richard DesJardins will make the trip to see how the single-sort recycling facility operates.

They’ll be joined by Administrator Ed Barrett, Deputy City Administrator Phil Nadeau, Planning and Code Enforcement Director Gil Arsenault and other city staff, according a written statement from City Clerk Kathy Montejo.

Casella has proposed building a similar recycling facility south of the Lewiston landfill.

The Lewiston officials are scheduled to meet at the city’s Adams Avenue Public Works shops at 7:30 a.m. A bus will drive them to Casella’s Bunker Hill Road facility in Charlestown, Mass.

Councillors are expected to decide on Casella’s plan this fall.

If the city and the company can reach terms, the company would build a 15,000-square-foot automated recycling center south of the city’s landfill at the city’s transfer station.

The center would process up to 45,000 tons of recyclables per year at full capacity — all of it from Lewiston and other Maine communities. To start, the facility would process 20,000 tons of curbside recycling per year.


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