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Atlantic City, N.J., Pulls Vote on Privatizing Waste Collection

City Council members are claiming they didn’t receive a cost analysis comparing the cost of a contract with Gold Medal Environmental to what the city pays for in-house services before the meeting.

The Atlantic City, N.J., City Council recently 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.

Before the meeting took place on Wednesday, Mayor Don Guardian said in a statement that the contract with Gold Medal Environmental would save the city $1.1 million this year and wouldn’t require layoffs to city workers, but no details on how the contract would actually save the city money were given.

The next City Council meeting will be held in three weeks.

The Press of Atlantic City has more:

City Council postponed a vote to privatize trash and recycling collection Wednesday after council members said they didn’t get a cost analysis before the meeting.

Council pulled a resolution that would have awarded a three-year, $7.2 million contract to Gold Medal Environmental of New Jersey for waste and recycling services. The next council meeting is in three weeks, Council President Marty Small said.

Council members, including Councilman Frank Gilliam, said they never received an analysis comparing the cost of the contract to what the city pays to do the services in-house.

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