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$350,000 for Acadia Disposal Site Secured by Senator Collins in Funding Bill

 Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she secured $350,000 for a hazardous waste collection facility for Acadia National Park in the Fiscal Year 2023 Interior and Environment appropriations bill.  


The omnibus funding package passed the Senate by a vote of 68-29.  It will now be passed by the House before heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law.


“As the home to one of the crown jewels of America’s National Park System, Mount Desert Island has long been a model for environmental stewardship.  MDI’s residents and community leaders have a shared commitment to protecting Acadia and have made significant strides to preserve its natural wonders,” said Senator Collins.  “This funding will support those efforts by establishing a hazardous waste collection facility, making it easier for households to dispose of these materials year-round.”


The funding will be used to establish a year-round collection site for hazardous waste disposal, which will be used by Acadia National Park and surrounding communities.  The Acadia Disposal District currently holds an annual collection event, but it only captures a small part of the need.  This will allow residents to properly and safely dispose of hazardous waste immediately rather than storing it on their properties for up to a year.