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December 15, 2021

Murphy Road Recycling takes over waste disposal in Hartford

Cloe Poisson | CT Mirror The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) facility in Hartford, December 19, 2019.

Hartford officials announced Tuesday that Murphy Road Recycling LLC has been awarded the contract to take over waste disposal in the city next fiscal year.

Officials said they expected the deal to save Hartford between $300,000 to $500,000 a year after the agreement is finalized. The contract will span five years.

Hartford’s current contract with the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority plant in South Meadows ends in June 2022. The plant recently announced it would be discontinuing its trash incineration operations at the end of the fiscal year.

Murphy Road Recycling’s Hartford facility will serve as a transfer station, collecting waste from Hartford’s sanitation truck fleet before shipping it to other disposal facilities.

Hartford’s Director of Public Works Michael Looney said the city has already worked with Murphy Road for the city’s recycling program, and city officials talked with representatives from other municipalities that use Murphy Road for waste disposal as well.

Processing of the city’s recycling will remain free, with that operation being handled at Murphy Road’s Berlin facility.

Murphy Road Recycling’s bid was chosen after Hartford officials issued a request for bid proposals.

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