Plans in process for City of Youngstown to oversee trash pickup

City leaders recently decided to cut ties with Waste Management after bids on a new contract came in almost a million dollars higher than last year

Plans are in process for the City of Youngstown to take over trash pickup responsibilities.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The city of Youngstown is moving closer to getting into the trash-hauling business.

Members of Youngstown’s Board of Control are expected to approve more than $4 million dollars in contracts Wednesday afternoon. This would pay for new garbage trucks, as well as new trash cans for local residents to replace those originally supplied by Waste Management.

City leaders recently decided to cut ties with Waste Management after bids on a new contract came in almost a million dollars higher than last year. Mayor John McNally said there was no way the city was going to pass that on to residents.

“In the past year, we’ve increased the sanitation fee to help cover the cost of additional demolition projects in the city of Youngstown,” McNally said. “So we were not really looking to put this on the backs of the tax payers.”

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