The court ruled that even if St. Paul residents vote against a single hauler waste collection system, the city’s existing contract with haulers must be paid in full.
The new plant will convert organic material into biomethane and can process 60,000 tons of organic material each year.
The seven-year deal is designed to encourage participation and reduce contamination through tagging events, education and increased driver knowledge.
The lawsuit is centered around a 10-year contract and alleges that the county’s transfer station operation is overcharging residents for composting.
Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services in Massachusetts have extended their picket lines to Seattle.
The five-year contract includes residential waste and recycling services, as well as a waste and recycling site and commercial dumpsters for use in municipal buildings and parks.
The city chose RTS over its longtime provider Advanced Disposal due to RTS’ lower collection fees.