Mayor to serve as treasurer for BRRFOC

Mayor Ken Cockayne (R-Bristol) announced in a press release Monday he was elected to serve as treasurer for the Bristol Resource Facility Operating Committee (BRRFOC) for 2014. Cockayne is in his first term as mayor for the City of Bristol.
The BRRFOC was established in 1988 as the Board of Directors for the trash to energy plant located in Bristol. The committee is made up of one representative and alternate for the 16 member towns and its offices are located in Bristol.
“I am honored to serve this committee in this capacity and I look forward to working with my peers in an effort to keep our costs down and holding the line on our tipping fees as we move into the future,” Cockayne said in the press release. “This facility has been a great asset to the City of Bristol and it has helped to save our environment as well.”
Since its inception the BRRFOC has processed more than 4.4 million tons of solid waste and 370,000 tons of recyclables. A subsidiary group known as TROC, the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee is responsible for managing recyclables and household hazardous materials.