The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 18, 2003


Selectmen approve waste disposal contract

On June 24 the Carlisle Board of Selectmen agreed to continue sending the town's solid waste to the Wheelabrator incinerator in North Andover for at least three more years. Town Meeting approval is required in order to sign a five-year contract with Wheelabrator, and the Selectmen will place that question on a future Town Meeting Warrant.

Under the new agreements, the town will be charged rates approximately half of what has been charged in recent years under the old contract. The new terms were negotiated by the 23 towns in the New England Solid Waste Committee (NESWC), of which Carlisle is a member. Although the old NESWC contract resulted in the town paying some of the highest waste disposal fees in the nation, town administrator Madonna McKenzie assured the board that the new contracts prevented unanticipated price increases during the contract terms. She reported that almost all of the other NESWC communities are also choosing to continue with Wheelabrator for five more years.

For more information about NESWC, see the June 20 issue, or search the Mosquito archives online at

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