Sharon commits to MIRA contract for trash
SHARON — Following a brief discussion, the Sharon selectmen voted unanimously at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, to sign the five-year municipal waste disposal contract offered by MIRA (Materials Innovation Recovery Authority) in Hartford.
By their action they are joining other area towns who have now committed to the contract by which the town’s solid waste will be transported to another state for disposal in a landfill.
The selectmen agreed that they saw no other alternative but to sign the MIRA contract, which will remain in effect until June 30, 2027.
“Obviously, things will be changing in the future,” First Selectman Brent Colley said.
Sharon residents will continue to bring their trash to the shared Salisbury Sharon transfer station in Salisbury.
That trash had been taken to MIRA up to now; but the facility there is in too great a state of disrepair and will be closed.
As an alternative the towns that had used MIRA have been asked to commit for five years to a plan to ship the region’s trash out of state.