Mahan said to modify the permit would take three to six years. That permit is set to expire on December 21, 2017.
Molinaro suggested that the town look into having the town continue to run it and look into investing into the same kind of technologies the town has said this partnership would bring.
"The technology is not top secret," he said. "There's no special formula. It is something the town could do as well. That's why I expressed these objections."
Cunningham said that it wouldn't be possible for the town to invest in these sort of technologies and expect the to run the landfill in a profitable manner.
He said it is a guaranteed, 25 year plan to get the town out of a liability issue of investing with taxpayer dollars.
"We cannot compete in this industry the way competitors do," he said. "We're trying to recognize the value of the landfill without have to invest all of that money.""