“Acadia Disposal District: Assisting member towns with cost-effective, environmentally friendly, efficient and lawful management, disposal and recycling of solid waste materials on behalf of our member towns.”
What we are: The Acadia Disposal District (ADD) is an independent quasi-municipal, tax-exempt solid waste corporation with its main office located in the Town of Mount Desert. It received its Certificate of Organization from the State of Maine in 2003. The purpose of the ADD is to provide for the cost-effective, environmentally friendly, efficient and lawful management, disposal and recycling of waste materials on behalf of its member towns. The ADD has an adopted set of by-laws by which the district is operated and each member community has signed an interlocal agreement as a requirement for joining. Charter Members of the ADD include the towns of Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert and Trenton; Frenchboro and Tremont have since joined and are active participants. We would welcome additional member communities.
Who we are: In conformance with the interlocal agreements, the ADD has a Board of Directors consisting of one appointed representative per member town. Each director has one vote regardless of the population or evaluation of the town they represent. We encourage anyone with solid waste related questions or comments to contact their local director. They are:
Cranberry Isles: Jim Fortune
Frenchboro: Robert Roxby
Mount Desert: Tony Smith, Chairman
Tremont: Carey Donovan, Clerk
Trenton: Martha B. Higgins
Treasurer, Kathi Mahar
How to participate: The Board of Directors encourages residents and taxpayers in our member towns to become active in learning about solid waste issues. We particularly encourage our municipal officials and officers to do so. Even though each director works with the understanding that they would like to become the solid waste expert in their community thereby lightening the workload of town officials, nothing can replace firsthand knowledge.
Meetings: Our meetings are open to the general public and are usually held at 9:30 A.M. on the third Thursday of the month in the Somesville fire station meeting room. We have teleconferencing capabilities if you are interested but cannot attends in person. The process to attend the meetings using teleconferencing is included at the top of our meeting agendas and here as well.
- Dial the access number: 1-800-444-2801
- Enter the conference code: 9678291
- Once the meeting opens, or if you join us after we have started, we ask that you identify yourself so you can be included in the minutes of the meeting.