May 25, 2022

Deep River Town Meeting to Vote on 15-Year Contract with Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority

DEEP RIVER— Residents will vote at a town meeting Tuesday on a proposed 15-year contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority for disposal of solid waste and recyclables. The Dec. 13 town meeting begins at 7 p.m. in town hall.

The contract would require the town to send all solid waste and recyclables to the CRRA’s Mid-Connecticut incinerator and collection facility in Hartford. The solid waste is compacted first at the regional transfer station off Route 154 in Essex, just south of the Deep River-Essex town line. The contract, which would expire in 2027, calls for a tipping fee of $59.50 per ton, with some provisions for a higher fee if there is a sharp increase in fuel oil costs.

Deep River was one of the first towns to join the regional trash authority when it was established in the mid-1980s. Currently 13 area towns compact solid waste at the regional transfer station in Essex for trucking to the Hartford facility.

CRRA contracts with 70 Connecticut cities and towns expire on Nov. 15, 2012. Area towns have been asked by the authority to act on new long-term contracts by town meeting votes in the coming weeks. Lyme has already approved the new contract with CRRA.