Mount Carberry Landfill Expansion Near Berlin Wins Praise

By Thomas P. Caldwell, December 16, 2021

BERLIN — A public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Mount Carberry landfill in the town of Success brought only one comment, and that was largely in praise of the operation.

Adam Finkel of Dalton, a professor of Environmental Health Science at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, commented, “Just this one expansion alone, I think, would be ample to reduce any possible shortfall [in solid waste capacity] out into the 2030s and 2040s … and it would continue, I think, to be a great resource for the towns of the North Country.”

Finkel also said the landfill “certainly appears to be in a good location geographically.” Data on the flow rates through the soil indicate that “the time of travel of any polluted groundwater to reach Alpine Brook or the Androscoggin [River] seems to be decades, which is good news.”…

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