Representatives of ecomaine will be on-site at the Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corporation’s Transfer Station Saturday, Nov. 5 to answer questions related to the vote at the polls on whether residents would like to enter into a short-term contract with the Portland-based provider.

Officials will be at the 90 Union St. facility from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A Nov. 8 ballot article in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and Hope, will ask voters to allow the Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corporation to sign a three-year contract with ecomaine to process the four towns’ solid waste. The contract would be followed by two one-year optional re-ups.

The Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corporation developed this video to explain the reason behind their endorsement of the ecomaine contract:

“I recommend approving the local ballot article on Nov. 8, giving MCSW authority to enter a three to five year disposal contract with ecomaine the waste-to-energy facility in Portland,” said Jim Guerra, manager of the Mid Coast Solid Waste Corporation in a news release. “This is a smart compromise as it provides those wary of signing up with a technology new to us and yet to be built, the time to evaluate its long-term viability after it has been operating for several years. Approving this ballot item across all member towns also holds MCSW together as an organization of four as originally intended.”

John French, Camden Select Board Chairman and Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corporation Member says, in the video, “ecomaine, to me, has been there a longtime. They have a lot of good programs. They are big into new ideas. They have education. They are willing to send someone up here to get into our schools and set up new programs at our facility.”

This Saturday, ecomaine Business Development Manager Lissa Bittermann and Communications Manager Lisa Wolff will be on site at the Transfer Station to answer questions about how the four towns’ waste will be handled if the towns vote in favor of ecomaine, and will also be handing out informational brochures.