WRIGHT TWP. – Residents will soon be able to mix recyclables together as part of a new agreement with Northeast Cartage Inc. approved at Monday night's meeting.
Township supervisors sought bids from four contractors, Waste Management Inc.., Solomon Container Service, Mascaro and Sons and Northeast Cartage.
Northeast bid lowest considering rebates for the recyclables Northeast will be able to sell.
Supervisor Donald Zampetti hesitated before his vote made the decision unanimous, indicating he was worried about hidden fees.
"We've worked with them in the past … As long as the contract spells out ‘no other hidden fees,' then yes," Zampetti said.
According to the bid, Northeast is to charge $160 weekly for two large Dumpsters, plus an additional $11 for a small Dumpster to hold waste from the park and municipal building. The company will then pay to the township $25 per ton of recyclable material collected from the Dumpsters.
Public Works Director Louis Welebob said the Waste Management's contract is to expire Oct. 1, and the two Dumpsters from Northeast should be in place by then.
He said some item types are prohibited, but generally speaking, paper, including newspapers, junk mail and magazines may be mixed in with glass and plastics of all grades as part of the new single-stream program.
Cardboard, aluminum and tin are not permitted in the single-stream Dumpsters.
In other another matter, four residents brought complaints of run-off water damaging their property. Welebob addressed each one.
He said after the meeting that most of the complaints are no surprise. He said dealing with the problems is being affected by a number of issues that need to be addressed.