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Waste & Recycling January 22, 2021 12:30:43 AM

Pennsylvania Company Hopes to Reopen Hampden, ME Trash Plant This Spring

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The Hampden plant, which converted household trash into a mix of fuels and other materials, closed last May after its owners ran out of money amid a number of construction and startup delays.

Pennsylvania Company Hopes to Reopen Hampden, ME Trash Plant This Spring

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): The Hampden waste facility that shut down last spring after just six months could soon reopen under the management of a Pennsylvania company that converts trash to electricity. The company, Delta Thermo Energy, hopes to close the deal and reopen the Coastal Resources of Maine plant within the next four months, CEO Rob Van Naarden said.

The Hampden plant, which converted household trash into a mix of fuels and other materials, closed last May after its owners ran out of money amid a number of construction and startup delays. That forced 115 Maine towns and cities to instead send their trash to landfills in Norridgewock and Old Town and to an Orrington plant that burns trash to generate electricity.

“We’re very excited for this opportunity to not only bring this facility back on line but also to do what is important for us,” Van Naarden said. “That is to work out environmentally and financially sound ways of handling the waste and to get all the communities, the 115, back online to make sure nothing goes to a landfill or an incinerator going forward.”

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantagemag.com        

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