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Middletown, N.Y., Debates Two Waste Management Options

The options are to invest $2.1 million to streamline waste and recycling services and cut the workforce or to consider privatizing the city’s sanitation services.

In Middletown, N.Y., city officials are debating two waste management options. The first option, which has been proposed by Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano, is to invest $2.1 million to streamline waste and recycling services and cut the workforce. The second option, suggested by Alderman Joe Masi, is to consider how much it would cost to privatize the city’s sanitation services.

Times Herald-Record has more information on these two options:

Proposals by private waste management haulers to possibly privatize sanitation pickup in the city will be opened Thursday afternoon at City Hall.

City officials are weighing two options on how to handle the city's garbage and recycling services. Mayor Joe DeStefano has proposed investing $2.1 million to streamline services and cut the workforce.

Alternatively, Alderman Joe Masi has said the city should see how much it would cost to completely privatize sanitation services.

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