Connecticut cleans up its act

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Michael R. Paine and Susan Patricelli Regan. Submitted photo

Along with Governor Lamont’s recent Executive Order to have Connecticut be carbon-free by 2040, there are new regulations for recycling and trash for private and commercial customers. For those who don’t adapt, there will be fines for not complying. This will require adjustments both by Connecticut residents and those companies that provide services for private, municipal and business clients.

Michael R. Paine, Sr., president of Paine’s Inc., was the guest of Susan Patricelli Regan, on CT Valley Views. Paine’s is a family-owned recycling and rubbish removable service since 1929, and is headquartered in East Granby. Paine explained the challenges the business faces when meeting the current expectations of both State standards and citizens’ expectations without compromise. Moving forward, we can expect that a cost to all will be involved. 

Be sure to see this informative CTVV segment available soon on your local public access TV station and always accessible on Also, for viewers reference see: for the update on how to handle the disposal/assignment of your trash responsibly according to the newly established requirements.