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Casella Lands Three-Year Recycling Contract with Skowhegan, Maine

Selectmen unanimously approved the three-year pact.

Casella Recycling LLC, a division of Rutland, Vt.-based Casella Waste Systems, has extended its recycling agreement with the Town of Skowhegan, Maine.  For the past 10 years, Skowhegan has been in a recycling agreement with Casella, and this new agreement will extend the deal for three more years.

Casella currently purchases the town’s cardboard, plastics, glass, newspaper and mixed paper collected at its transfer station. has more details on this contract:

Recycling pays off twice in green — once for the money earned by selling recyclable material, and again in avoided effect on the environment by diverting refuse from area landfills.

That was the message Tuesday night as selectmen unanimously approved a new three-year recycling agreement between the town of Skowhegan and Casella Recycling LLC, based in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which is a division of Casella Waste Systems, of Rutland, Vermont.

Casella buys all of the cardboard, plastics, glass, newspaper and mixed paper collected at the Skowhegan transfer station. The town makes $55,000 on average per year on the sale of the material, Code Enforcement Officer Randy Gray said before Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting.

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