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New Solid Waste Deal Could Save East Brunswick $500k

Township expects to realize significant savings while maintaining the same level of service, mayor says.

A new contract for solid waste and recycling services is expected to save East Brunswick about $500,000 over the next five years, according to township officials.

The Township Council voted last month to award the five-year contract to Central Jersey Waste & Recycling, whose $9.6 million bid was $3 million lower than Futures Sanitation Inc., and $4 million lower than Republic Services of NJ, LLC. 

"From the quotes that came back we can see over the course of a five-year cycle, budgetary savings of approximately $500,000 in actual savings, dependent on the actual amount of tonnage collected over the course of any given year," said Mayor David Stahl during the meeting. "Going into the budgetary process, we project at least a half-million in savings."

While the new contract is expected to offer significant savings, residents won't see much of a change as Central Jersey Waste & Recycling is the current service provider for the township.

"A lot of work went into this and the savings passed to the taxpayer is tremendous," Stahl added. "(Residents) will continue to get the same level of service. This is the same contractor who serves the town now, so there will be no learning curve with respect to a new company coming in. This is another major savings for our residents here in East Brunswick."

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