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City extends solid waste contract without recycling

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POSTED: July 27, 2011 11:02 a.m.

The Richmond Hill City Council unanimously approved amending its contract for solid waste pick-up that will save the city and residents some money.

The city’s contract with Waste Management was extended another three years to Feb. 28, 2015.

During the council’s regular meeting in City Hall last week, Russ Hightower with Waste Management presented information regarding the current contract that the city could terminate the contract if they so desired.

However, Hightower said Waste Management had re-evaluated the city’s contract to potentially include a recycling option and found some potential for cost savings.

“Through that process of looking at recycling options, we were able to find about 50-cents-per-house reduction we could pass on whether you did the recycling or not,” Hightower said. “What that really means in big numbers is that you guys would save about $25,900 a year with that reduction.”

Council members did not amend the city’s contract to include recycling, but members said they would look into including recycling in the future.

Read more in the July 27 edition of the News.

 

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