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Hartland, Maine Residents to Decide if Landfill Should Stay Open

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Hartland, Maine residents will meet in April to decide if the town’s old landfill will stay open or close. Either way the decision will have long term consequences for the town of about 1,600 residents. 

A “yes” vote would approve a plan for the town to borrow $3.5 million to expand the landfill by 5.3 acres and acquire a slow-speed shredder, while a “no” vote would close the landfill once it fills up around October 2021. 

In June 2019, Hartland residents voted to reject a proposal to close the landfill immediately. Voters also supported adding more capacity to fund a future closure. The town’s other landfill closed in 1990. 

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