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Authority to recommend changing contractors for HHW/universal waste collections

February 28, 2012

Photo by Becky Polaski - From left, Elk County Solid Waste Authority Chairman Russ Braun and Elk County Recycling/Solid Waste Coordinator Bekki Titchner are shown listening to discussion during the authority's meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The Elk County Solid Waste Authority is set to recommend that the Elk County Commissioners approve parting ways with ECS&R, the company the county has contracted with since 2006 for universal and household hazardous waste (HHW) collections, after Veolia submitted a significantly lower bid for the same services.
According to Bekki Titchner, Elk County recycling/solid waste coordinator, the county stands to save around $5,000 by contracting with Veolia.
Veolia and ECS&R were the only two companies to submit bids for the services.

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