Maine leads nation in shifting recycling costs from taxpayers

by Ruth Leubecker

Signing a controversial bill that would shift packaging costs of products from taxpayers to product producers, Gov. Janet Mills has spawned a flux of mixed reactions.

The primary question hovering over the bill: Won’t it eventually be paid for by consumers? 

LD 1541, An Act to Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayers Money, is facing a profusion of contradictory opinions.

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