A lawsuit filed on May 2 in a Connecticut trial court in Hartford claims Connecticut’s Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) has breached its contracts with FCR LLC, a division of Republic Services.
According to the lawsuit, FCR alleges it has had to process material loads with excessive levels of contamination, and as a result, FCR is operating its facility at a loss. Resource Recycling reports that FCR operates under the name ReCommunity Hartford LLC. ReCommunity, an operator of materials recovery facilities (MRFs) around the country, was acquired in October 2017 by Republic Services.
MIRA has a contract with FCR to operate a MIRA-owned MRF in Hartford. The facility receives material from 70 Connecticut municipalities, the report notes. According to the lawsuit, FCR is asking the court to allow FCR to terminate its agreement with MIRA without penalty and to award it monetary damages.
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A division of Republic Services recently brought legal action against a public authority, claiming it is handling loads far dirtier than what the two sides agreed to in a contract.
The lawsuit is between FCR, LLC and Connecticut’s Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) and concerns their six-year-old recyclables sorting and marketing pact.