Want some free carpet? Or “carpet-like material,” whatever that is? Well, you’re in luck. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting proposals from companies willing to remove 27,000 tons of it from an abandoned gun range in Warren, Maine. Better yet, there’s up to $250,000 on the table for taking this stuff off the DEP’s hands.
The mountains of carpet-like material arrived on the site around 1998, when the DEP allowed the owner of the rifle range to bring in the materials from Auburn. Steamship Navigation, which owned the rifle range, claimed the material was going to be used as berms to stop bullets from going off the property.
But the berm project was never completed, and soon after the materials arrived, the property owners seemingly disappeared.
The quote above is from an article in The Bangor Daily News, which includes further information on previous attempts to remove this waste and put the land to use. You know, like for something other than “carpet-like material” storage. All 54 million pounds of it.
HERE’s the contact info for Maine DEP if you’re looking for a project.