At the end of April, the Atlantic City, N.J., City Council pulled a vote to privatize waste and recycling collection after City Council members claimed they didn’t receive a cost analysis comparing the cost of a three-year, $7.2 million contract with Gold Medal Environmental to what the city pays for in-house services before the meeting.
Now, officials have bypassed the City Council to privatize the city’s waste collection. On Monday, the state authorized the city administration to award the contract to Gold Metal Environmental, which is expected to save the city $1.1 million per year without requiring layoffs.
The Press of Atlantic City has more:
Officials running a state takeover of the city bypassed City Council on Monday to privatize the city’s trash collection.
The state authorized the city administration to award a three-year, $7.2 million contract to Gold Medal Environmental, a private company that will handle the city’s trash and recycling collection. The decision came nearly three weeks after the council pulled a vote to outsource the service.
State Local Government Services Director Timothy Cunningham informed Council President Marty Small of the decision in a letter dated Monday, a copy of which was obtained by The Press of Atlantic City.