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Middletown absorbing cost of price increase for trash pickup from Penn Waste

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 6/12/19

Middletown’s new contract with its trash hauler will cost the borough more, but residents need not worry about it.

Borough council June 4 approved a two-year extension of the town’s …

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Middletown absorbing cost of price increase for trash pickup from Penn Waste

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Middletown’s new contract with its trash hauler will cost the borough more, but residents need not worry about it.

Borough council June 4 approved a two-year extension of the town’s current contract with Penn Waste.

Penn Waste is increasing its charge to the borough from the current $697,700 for 2019 to $766,392 in 2020, and $797,412 for 2021. The figures are approximate, according to borough Finance Director Kevin Zartman.

However, council in approving the contract voted for the borough to absorb the increase, so none of it will be passed on to residents over the next two years.

As per council’s earlier direction, the borough also got Penn Waste to reduce its annual increase by $10,000 a year, compared to what the company initially proposed.

Residential trash bills would have had to increase by up to $1.60 a month, had council not voted to absorb the difference, Zartman said.