Maine lawmakers vote to close loophole on out-of-state waste

Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 6:23 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislative has given gave final approval to a bill aimed at closing a loophole that allowed out-of-state garbage to be dumped in a state-owned landfill.

The proposal goes to the governor after the House voted 102-25 in favor of the bill.

It passed unanimously in the Senate last week.

The bill seeks to close a loophole that allowed trash from Massachusetts and New Hampshire to be processed in Maine, reclassified in Maine waste and then dumped in the Juniper Ridge landfill, near Old Town.

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