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Glassport trash schedule change may begin April 1

| Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Glassport residents could see a change in their garbage collection schedule as early as next month.

Borough manager John DeSue said Waste Management's target date is April 1 to begin collecting all trash in the borough on Mondays.

Fliers will be circulated next week to inform residents of the change.

Council approved a three-year contract with a two-year option with Waste Management in February.

Residential rates are $11.80 per month for the first year, $12.12 the second year and $12.46 the third year. Those include a $1 increase for collection of electronic equipment.

Commercial rates are negotiated with Waste Management by each business, DeSue said.

State law requires electronics to be recycled, rather than discarded as trash.

“We opted to get into that so we're compliant with whatever the laws are,” DeSue said of the added charge. “It's going to make it more convenient for citizens.”

Residents will have to set up a separate collection day for the electronics, and Waste Management will collect with a special truck on those dates, DeSue said.

The borough is negotiating an annual fee for residents to help save costs.

“They don't have that approval yet from their higher ups,” DeSue said. “I think it's a good thing. It's a lot simpler, but I haven't been given that information yet.”

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

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