Massachusetts is running out of places to put trash and the situation will put upward pressure on prices as the cost of disposal rises for contractors. “In certain circumstances, the lack of a local disposal option may drive increased costs as there is an added expense to move material to disposal sites out of the region,” ABC member Waste Management said in a statement. Michele Bernier, director of waste disposal and recycling for North Attleboro, said she is about to go out for bids for a new contract with a waste processing firm and she is concerned about the price. “I’m worried right now,” she said. “I think we’re paying about $80 a ton and I have a strong feeling that is a real conservative number.” More >>