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Funkstown chooses Key Sanitation for trash pick-up

July 20, 2010

FUNKSTOWN -- The Funkstown Town Council on Tuesday night picked Key Sanitation to handle the town's trash pickup for the coming year, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said.

Key Sanitation was the lowest bidder for trash service that complied with all of the town's requirements for trash pickup, Haynes said.

Key Sanitation's bid was $52,539.61, Haynes said.

Under the service, garbage will be picked up once a week on Thursdays and yard waste will be picked up on Tuesdays, Haynes said.

The council has been reviewing the town's trash service after confusion arose over the awarding of a garbage service contract in June.

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Confusion arose June 14 after the council voted 4-2 to award the trash contract for the coming fiscal year to Apple Valley Waste, its current garbage hauler, believing it submitted the low bid. A Key Sanitation representative said his company had submitted the lowest bid for once-a-week pickup.

The council was scheduled to meet Monday to decide which company will handle trash service, but the council could not move forward because there was not a quorum.

The meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday and the full council met Tuesday night to consider the issue, Haynes said.

-- Dave McMillion

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