Freetown VS. Excel Recycling

     The community of Freetown is locked in a legal dispute this Fall with Excel Recycling, after the firm's license was not renewed by selectmen in Freetown earlier this Spring, according to the Digital Edition of the New Bedford Standard Times.

      Complaints of noise and air pollution have plagued a facility of Ridge Hill Road, which was the subject of a cease and desist order. That had both sides in court as Excel filed for an injunctive protection, and as Excel has continued to operate without a license. 

      The case is being adjudicated in New Bedford as attorneys are arguing for more time for soundproof panels to be installed. Freetown's Board of Health, and its fire and police departments are also involved in the dispute. 

      The two sides are back in court in December.