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Our View: The city needs to privatize


Discussion Tuesday night amongst the Green River City Council caused us to realize the future of affordable garbage service in Green River is in privatizing it.

This isn’t a knee-jerk reaction to a slick sales pitch, but a realization after looking at a comparison presented during the Tuesday night discussion.

In short, the city stands to save money, up to approximately $1 million a year after five years while receiving more than $100,000 in franchise fees each year.

Residents would be projected to save as well, saving $10 from the projected city rate during the first year. The level of...

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