Waste Pro, Republic Services and Advanced Disposal Services will receive approximately $1.2 million in “extraordinary services” pay from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Fla., for collecting about 95,000 extra cubic yards of trash following Hurricane Matthew.
According to the Solid Waste Authority, the volume of waste was about 40 percent higher than normal the first two days after the storm hit, which caused the companies to hire subcontractors and pay employees overtime to handle the additional waste.
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Three private waste haulers will get nearly $1.2 million in “extraordinary services” pay from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County for collecting nearly 95,000 extra cubic yards of trash in the days after Hurricane Matthew’s pass.
County commissioners who sit as the board approved the outlay Wednesday at their regular meeting. The money will come from a reserve.
The authority said just after the storm that volume was about 40 percent higher the Monday and Tuesday after the Oct. 6 storm than it was for Sept. 26-27, before the storm became a threat. Waste haulers hired subcontractors and paid overtime to handle the extra volume.