As two more towns prepare to leave the Oxford County Regional Recycling Corp. for single-stream recycling, the plant manager and board members wonder if the corporation will have to be dissolved.
“If enough (towns) leave, it will be no longer cost effective to handle multisort the way it does,” Stephen Bies, chairman of the Oxford County Regional Recycling Corporation, said.
The board voted April 9 to authorize planning for single-stream recycling beginning Jan. 1, 2015, for its 17 member towns who want to participate.
Since that time, Bies said Livermore have begun single-sort recycling and the towns of Greenwood and Woodstock are set to begin Jan. 1. Bethel, Newry and Hanover are considering the move for next summer, but no commitment has been made yet.