Maine Alliance for Road Associations
I am a member of a statutory private road association in Eddington. Casella picks up our trash but has stopped and states that they now need a waiver from our board stating that they are not liable for damages to the road by their trash collection truck. They state they are requiring this for all private roads before they resume picking up our trash. Anyone have experience with this? Do any of you get your trash picked up by Casella without having signed a waiver for damages caused by the trash collection vehicles?
The waiver for road damages from Casella must be something new. Our owners, with one exception, no longer use this provider. The Casella user, who has an agreement for the summer months only, says he has been given no waiver to sign.
Previously, four owners (out of 10) used Casella for trash collection deep into the fall, beginning again in the spring. We have a good base layer on our gravel road but were noticing loss of crown in some areas and evidence of hard use. I am told their large trucks weigh 55,000 lbs unloaded and 69,000 lbs loaded. Our town considers these vehicles "essential service providers" exempt from posting requirements during the spring thaw ---a perfect storm! Fortunately, we have been able to find a provider with a smaller truck which has significantly reduced road impact.
The Maine Alliance for Road Associations