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Town of Elizabethtown (population 1163)

Name of service/government operation: Elizabethtown & Lewis transfer station (dump)

Form of sharing: share expenses in running the facility

Services affected: garbage collection

Year started: 1991

Partners: Towns of Elizabethtown & Town of Lewis

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): reduce costs and meet state environmental requirements

What planning process preceded the sharing? I do not know

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Town Councils of both towns

Challenges: trying to find a fair way of sharing costs

Benefits: reduced costs

Impact on budget: Its better than trying to pay all the bills by ourselves

Impact on labor: none

Impact on service: one central place to take trash

Key contact: Margaret Bartley Town supervisor