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Pittston Twp. officials concerned landfill change will raise costs

PITTSTON TWP. – Supervisors expressed concern that a decision to close the Alliance Sanitary Landfill in Taylor to trash from the township will end up adding to hauling costs.

The alternatives provided in a letter from the landfill and Luzerne County Solid Waste Management suggested locations in either Dunmore or Hegins as alternatives to the Alliance location.

United Sanitation, the borough’s contractor, had begun to use the DeNaples site in Dunmore, although Supervisor Chairman Tony Attardo asked whether all municipalities, including those using Waste Management as their hauler, were going to have to use the alternative locations. The Alliance letter came under a Waste Management letterhead, he noted.

In other business, supervisors voted to change the minutes of the December meeting to rescind plans to make a payment to the Pittston Township Volunteer Fire Company in December, on the grounds that the December payment of $2,208.37 had already been made.

Solicitor John Finnerty said the payment schedule under the terms of the contract required payments to be made in advance, and the December payment had already been made at the end of November.

Because the township had discontinued the contract effective Dec. 28, there was no need to make a further payment at the end of the month, he said.

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