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Bids much lower for Washington County waste disposal

Gary B. Gray - Press Staff Writer • Nov 19, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Washington County is in a position to save hundreds of thousand of dollars on solid waste disposal.

Two days after City Manager Pete Peterson was tasked with renegotiating the city’s contract with Houston-based Waste Management — a response to the county’s move to build a transfer station and/or find a lower disposal rate — the bids for the county are in.

Each of the three bids for disposal are roughly half that of what the county currently pays to dump its waste at the city-owned Iris Glen Environmental Landfill. That rate is $42.50 a ton.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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