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Solid waste services privatized


November 8, 2017

Star photo by David Martin

Jennifer Holden, an employee with Green River's Solid Waste Division, reacts to a unanimous vote to contract with Wyoming Waste Systems during the Green River City Council meeting Tuesday night.

With two votes, the Green River City Council effectively ended its solid waste division and contracted with Wyoming Waste Systems for its solid waste disposal.

The Council voted unanimously to contract with Wyoming Waste Systems, followed by unanimous approval of a severance package for employees in the city's solid waste department.

For residents, the switch to a private solid waste company means a monthly garbage bill, which Mayor Pete Rust said would be $31.50 for basic services. According to the city's finance director Chris Meats, the cost the city would have charged would have been $4...

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