It has been a year since Palmyra Township- Pike County has managed its own recycling service for their property owners, since the County ended the county-wide program.
Hailed as a successful program for the Township, the Supervisors on Oct. 1st agreed to renew the contract with Waste Management for pickup, with some modified provisions. The contract price came in at $8,496. Although higher than the County Waste quote of $8,100, recommendations by staff were to keep Waste Management, which already has had a good working relationship with the Township.
There was some adjustments, asked by the Township, made to when pickup would be done. The company asked for a two-year contract.
At the same time, the Supervisors agreed to raise the fee collected for household garbage brought to the Township drop-off area, from $5 a bag to $7 a bag. This will be effective January 1st, and is expected to help pay costs of the recycling program. The $5 price has been in place since 1988, Administrator Jo-Ann Rose said.
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