Green River Star -

By David Martin

Council talks private trash


A presentation given to the Green River City Council Tuesday night will have to be investigated further before the Council can act, according to Mayor Pete Rust.

The Council discussed privatizing trash collection during a workshop. Rust said some Council members are concerned with current employees in the city’s Solid Waste Division and are still skeptical if the move to a private service would result in savings.

Rust said he would like to see the city have representation on the Sweetwater County Solid Waste District No. One Board. Board members are appointed by the Sweetwater County Commissioners.

Rust said the city may have to join the solid waste district to start having representation on the board, which he sees as important because the city would then have a say in how its managed. It would also mean residents would pay into the solid waste district through their property taxes, though fees charged on garbage disposal at the district would decrease as well.

“We need to explore it,” Rust said.

The city’s dump remains open, but is scheduled to close this summer.


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