MILO, Maine — Town officials have initiated an in-town recycling program for residents to remove recyclables from the waste stream and save money.
The town is a member of Penquis Solid Waste Corp., which has a recycling program, but residents have to travel to the facility on Lake View Road to participate.
Hoping to make it easier for residents, the town has contracted with Moosehead Rubbish Co. to maintain and service a bright yellow recycling bin at the entrance to the town’s industrial park.
Milo Town Manager Jeff Gahagan said Tuesday that the operation is going “very well.” The town recycles and has bins for tin cans, cardboard, newspaper and plastics, he said.
“We are trying to do everything we can to help reduce our carbon footprint and it gives folks an opportunity to help reduce the waste that gets sent to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co.,” Gahagan said.