Long-term Solid Waste Planning

For over 25 years, most solid waste generated on Nantucket has been managed at an integrated facility complex on a 174-acre Town-owned site at 188 Madaket Road. The Service Agreement for operating the complex is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2025, ushering in a new era of waste management for the island. To oversee development of new arrangements for 2025 and beyond, and to improve current and future operating practices, Town Administration has created a new Long-Term Solid Waste Planning Work Group

On January 11, 2024, the Work Group sponsored a public session to describe existing practices and provided recommendations for changes and new initiatives. Read the PowerPoint and watch the video of the meeting to learn how much waste Nantucket generates and how it is managed today; to learn the conditions that make solid waste management such a complex and interactive process; and to see how the Town might take a more pro-active role in preparing for the future.  

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