ORRINGTON – The Penobscot County Commissioners are sticking with the Orrington based trash incinerator.
The commissioners decided to negotiate with Penobscot Energy Recovery Company hoping to reach an agreement on trash disposal. The current contract with PERC expires in 2018 .
The commissioners chose to opt out of a plan that some municipalities were pursuing. That plan was spearheaded by the municipal review committee and Fiberight-Covanta and involved construction of a 70 million dollar trash plant in Hampden. And, that facility reportedly will turn trash into bio-gas. To date, fifty of the nearly two hundred towns using PERC are selecting Fiberight.
The county commissioners say PERC offered a more stable option for the future.