McKeesport to contract with company for recycling station

March 7, 2012 4:58 am

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At its precouncil meeting Tuesday night, McKeesport City Council discussed a plan to sign a contract with Greenstar Recycling that will enable the company to lease city property for a recyclables transfer center.

The contract will allow the city to outsource its recycling program while expanding the program to include plastic recyclables, newspapers, glass and cans.

The agreement will generate leasing revenue for the city, which will rent space near its public works department facility to the company and also charge the company for the tonnage it stores.

The contract is expected to lower recycling costs for McKeesport and neighboring municipalities, since the new Mon Valley recyclables transfer station will lower costs that now are acrued when companies haul recyclables to Neville Island, which has the closest transfer center.

The move is expected to be OK'd by council at its voting meeting tonight.

Jonathan Barnes, freelance writer:
First Published 2012-03-06 23:12:22

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