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Gloucester board approves amendment to trash disposal contract

Following a closed meeting Tuesday night, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors voted to approve an amendment to its contract with Waste Management of Virginia, Inc.

The amendment was approved by a 5-2 margin; board members Mike Winebarger and Phillip Bazzani were the two against.

The amendment allows Waste Management to begin charging the county for some solid waste collection and disposal services that were previously done at no additional charge. The new charges are for waste pickup at Gloucester County’s volunteer fire and rescue squad locations and at charitable organizations.

Prior to this amendment, the contract did not require services to those locations.

The amendment also requires Waste Management to collect waste from special county events that are open to the public, and changes the tonnage of the collection limit from 2,000 tons a day to 660,000 tons a year. The amendment also absolves Waste Management from having to collect recycling from locations other than t...

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