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Slippery Rock to seek trash pickup service proposals

September 16, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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SLIPPERY ROCK — Borough council is advertising for proposals for a trash collection service.

Slippery Rock's three-year contract with Tri-County Industries is ending Dec. 31, and council decided at an April meeting to open bids for service starting in 2022. Council voted to advertise a request for proposals at Tuesday's meeting.

Council president Russ Karl said local services and business owners have approached the borough with interest in taking up the trash collection.

“We have a number of interested parties that want to throw their proverbial hat in the ring,” he said.

According to borough manager Shawn Pugh, about 3,500 residents in the borough get trash collection service. He also said the terms being advertised are basically the same as they are for the current contract with Tri-County Industries.

“There are no major changes to the terms, other than the garbage company would dictate what day they would pick up,” Pugh said.

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