June 27, 2022

Deep River Purchases Solid Waste Disposal Trailer From Clinton

DEEP RIVER– In another example of regional cooperation among area towns, the town is buying a used solid waste disposal trailer from Clinton for $20,000. The purchase of the 100-cubic yard trailer was approved this week by the board of selectmen and board of finance.

First Selectman Richard Smith said the town had been renting the trailer from Clinton since November, when the town’s original trailer, which was acquired in the late 1970s, could no longer be used. The trailer is used to haul trash that is compacted at the town disposal area off Route 80 to the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority regional transfer station in Essex.

Smith said research determined a new 100-cubic yard trailer would cost about $60,000. The price led Smith to ask Clinton First Selectman Willie Fritz whether his town would be willing to sell the used trailer to Deep River. It was one of three trailers used by Clinton to haul compacted trash to the Essex facility. Fritz agreed, securing approval of the $20,000 equipment sale from the selectmen and finance board in Clinton.