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By Mark Westenskow
Director of Public Works 

Notes from Town Square: Q and A about privatization


April 12, 2017

In response to the recent utility rate analysis that recommends raising the residential garbage rate by $10-$12 per month, several calls have been published in the media for the City of Green River to privatize its garbage system.

On the surface this certainly seems to be a reasonable option to consider as the City struggles to address rising costs within its changing garbage system. But would privatization really address the underlying issues that are driving the rising costs?

This article will attempt to outline some of the issues driving cost increases in the City’s garbage system,...

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