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What Could Portsmouth Do With Landfill Money?

The town received about $42,300 in revenue from Rhode Island Resource Recovery last week — what do you think could be done with the money?

Last week at the Central Landfill, officials from presented checks to every city and town in the state as part of the company's profit-sharing program.

Each community received a share of about $1.9 million in profits from the sale of recyclables — in Portsmouth's case, $42,216.53. 

According to RIRRC, the money can only be spent on updating the recycling programs in each city and town.

But if there weren't such a restriction, what would you suggest as a use for the money?

Let us know in the comments below.

Bill Carson September 13, 2012 at 08:18 PM
The town has an engineer from Seattle ,Washington working for the town for free to prepare a wind turbine damage report ? Who works for free ? Threre is no free lunch! The engineer also has a company that has his name with a LLC after it ! A limited liability company (LLC) is a flexible form of enterprise that blends elements of partnership and corporate structures. My bet is the LLC ends up with the 42 thousand to help the town do their "Due Diligence" and rebuild that fiasco
M Scott Lyons September 14, 2012 at 04:18 PM
OK, this one should be a no-brainer for the Town. How did we get this money? "Each community received a share of about $1.9 million in profits from the sale of recyclables — in Portsmouth's case, $42,216.53". They sold OUR recyclables and shared in the profits. That money belongs to every Portsmouth resident who purchased a sticker for $125 and recycled. Therefore, it is obvious to me that it should be returned in the form of reduced or free stickers for 2013.
ralph September 14, 2012 at 04:57 PM
@Scot Lyons- we're talking about the same braniacs who thought it was a great thing to have a multi million dollar wind turbine that doesn't work anymore. You and Lou who commented earlier have great ideas. Though the brains at work will hire some consultant group to come in and do a study on painting all the fire hydrants in the town fusia at the cost of $40k. Then they will take the remainder of the dough of $2200 and rent a big screen so the council can watch the Pats games every Sunday. The study will show that the color fusia is an isult to the Islamic religion, therefore being politically incorrect and the project will be voted down unanimously.
J. Lane McMahon September 14, 2012 at 05:46 PM
ralph, That would be 60% of the town, this was a voter approved project.
Bob Parr September 18, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Develop a community compost heap by recycling yard waste and garbage (no meat products) and sell the compost back to the citizens of Portsmouth for their gardens - using the profits to maintain and repair the transfer station. Perhaps they may be able to do that even under the existing restriction?

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