Presentation on theme: "A Commitment to Community. Mission Statement Provides comprehensive, long-term solid-waste solutions in a safe, responsible, economically sound manner."— Presentation transcript:
Mission Statement Provides comprehensive, long-term solid-waste solutions in a safe, responsible, economically sound manner and is a leader in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management. Adopted April 22, 2011
We work to capture these benefits for our member communities, with an emphasis on: Fiscal Responsibility Environmental Stewardship Sustainability At ecomaine, we understand that Municipal Solid Waste represents far more than a simple policy decision; it is a resource that, properly managed, can provide both short-term and long-term benefits for our communities, our state and our region.
Our integrated approach to Solid Waste Management rests on the Waste Hierarchy. Reduce Reuse Recycling Composting Waste-To- Energy Landfill
A Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility By any metric, we achieved a remarkable record of success. During the past year, ecomaine: Eliminated long-term debt ahead of schedule. Produced a record amount of electricity – more than 100,000 MWHs. Recycled nearly 35K tons of material Improved and expanded education and outreach efforts Reduced tipping fees by 20% Lowered assessments will be down 49% by 2015. A strong commitment to fiscal responsibility is essential in all of our operations and activities.
WTE Facility Reduced in-house energy used as a result of upgraded electrical equipment, boosting electricity sales revenue by $205,000. Upgraded key boiler components, increasing boiler availability, reliability and output. Landfill Facility Expanded Landfill facility, adding an additional five years of capacity to facility lifespan, increasing total available capacity to over 25 years. Installed 4.5 acres of new rainfall cap to reduce leachate generation and cut assessments payable to Portland Sewer System in coming years.
In FY 2012-13, the total tons of material processed by the Recycling Facility increased by about 200 tons over the previous year, to 35,124 tons.
In FY 2012-13, we experienced one of our best years to date with respect to electricity production, selling approximately 90,000 Mega-Watt Hours (MWHs) of power on the New England power grid.
We remain deeply committed to environmental sustainability. Key achievements in FY 2012-13 include: All ecomaine facilities certified in compliance with OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety excellence. All ecomaine facilities recertified in compliance with ISO 14001 for operational environmental excellence. Upgraded Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) for improved ability to monitor and control emissions. Developed grant program awarding $10,000 to schools to encourage innovation in recycling and sustainability.
In FY 2012-13, to help communities divert material from solid waste streams and reduce tipping fees, we created extensive education and outreach programs. In FY 2012-13, we: Engaged 4,369 people via public outreach 417 via tours 1,615 through events 2,337 via presentations. Created a virtual tour using in-house camera feeds for people who could not visit our facilities. Developed school-specific programs to teach sustainability practices. Tailored education and outreach efforts for communities to boost participation in Single-Sort recycling.
In FY 2012-13, we reaffirmed our commitment to fiscal responsibility, lowering Owner Member Assessment fees. FY 2006 : $4.7 million FY 2015: $2.4 million The Bottom Line: a projected 49 percent reduction in Assessment Fees.
In FY 2012-13, we also lowered our tipping fees across the board. A 20 percent reduction for Owner Member Communities and Commercial Accounts $88/ton $70.50/ton