Taneytown City Council has awarded a three-year contract for trash removal to BFI, a move that will save the city about $20 per ton of garbage.
BFI will transport the city's trash to a private landfill in Greencastle, Pa., instead of the Carroll County landfill. The contract becomes effective July 1.
The Pennsylvania landfill charges $28.25 per ton, compared with the $47 per ton that will be charged at the county landfill beginning July 1. The County Commissioners recently raised the rate $2 a ton.
BFI will charge the city an average of $5.59 a month per customer to collect trash and recyclable materials. Taneytown has 1,556 trash-collection customers.
Hughes Trash Removal of Hampstead, a family-owned business, currently serves Taneytown customers.
Pub Date: 4/17/98