Recycling Part of Barnstable’s New Trash Contract

Barnstable Town Hall.

Barnstable Town Hall.

BARNSTABLE – The Town of Barnstable has entered into a new 10 year contract with New Bedford Waste Services, and recycling is part of the mix.

The company can separate trash into different recyclable materials and is planning on further removing waste from the environment with new technology at a new facility in Rochester, according to Barnstable DPW head Dan Santos.

“What they are in the process of constructing right now is a facility that’s going to take waste and process it into a fuel briquette.”

“The briquettes can be used to fuel various machinery in industrial settings,. It’s almost like a coal product.”

The new contract is for $67 per ton of solid waste and includes two five-year extensions if needed.
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