BANGOR — Bangor is closing its local recycling station ahead of a switch to a new waste processing facility set to serve over 100 communities.

The Bangor Daily News reports that the city will close its station at the public works garage Sept. 2.

The public works director says residents, including those who lack curbside waste collection and those with extra recycling, have dropped off 400 tons of recycling at that station annually.

The city has entered a five-year contract with Pine Tree Waste to bring mixed trash and recycling to the Fiberight plant, which was originally set to open in April 2018.

Fiberight officials now say plant will start commercial operations in mid-August. They claim their technology that will boost recycling rates at least 50 percent.

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