Cernik and some of her colleagues went so far as to travel to Boston to appeal the prevailing wage measure with the state Department of Labor but were ultimately unsuccessful.
Waste management Program Director Linda Cernik told the district's commission at its most recent meeting that she is preparing to welcome North Adams into the fold early in the new year.
The possible inclusion of North Adams and Dalton would be especially convenient this year as both municipalities' solid waste contracts expire on June 30, the same date as the district's.
She said the district would have to commit by December and would be charged a fee if it pulls out of the contract early. If they leave again they will not be able to reenter.
Transfer stations in the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District have passed their inspections with flying colors.