Boothbay Region Refuse Disposal District
The Boothbay Region Refuse Disposal District(BRRDD) was started in 1986. At that time the town of Boothbay operated a landfill which served the towns of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Southport and Edgecomb. Very little was recycled, trash was buried and wood was burned.
Each town appointed members to create a Board of Directors and the BRRDD was formed. They secured funding through a bond to build the transfer station, it opened in 1987 with a staff of 2 people.
In 1990 a recycling building was erected and a wood chipper was purchased. Burning was stopped, and recycling began in full force.
Over the years we have grown tremendously. In 2005 we purchased our own trucks to haul our waste instead of contracting with private haulers. We were able to save the taxpayers $80,000/year.
Our recycling rate continues to remain high, constantly around 75%. We recycle most everything brought into the facility. The public's cooperation is essential.
We currently employ 9 full time employees as well as 1 full time driver & 2 part time drivers. Our board of directors meet monthly on the second Thursday of every month at the transfer station at 5 PM. The current board's contact information is listed in the tabs on the left.