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Leetsdale, Edgeworth joint recycling effort put on hold for now

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

A recycling partnership between Leetsdale and Edgeworth boroughs isn't likely to happen anytime soon.

Edgeworth manager Marty McDaniel said a deal for Leetsdale to transport Edgeworth items to a recycling center can't happen because the borough is under a multiyear contract with Waste Management.

“We are legally obligated to continue this contract,” McDaniel said.

McDaniel said borough officials would consider revisiting the idea near the end of Edgeworth's contract with Waste Management.

Leetsdale officials last month discussed picking up Edgeworth recycling in an effort to increase capacity.

Nearly 6,500 pounds of recycled material is collected once every two weeks in Leetsdale.

If the plan would have been approved, Leetsdale officials said they would have considered asking $1,200 per month to transport items.

Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or rcherry@tribweb.com.

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