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Montgomery County misses trash target

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Competition between the regional trash authority and Waste Management Inc. will cost Montgomery County $81,288 in shortfall penalties. According to the Montgomery-Otsego-Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority annual report released earlier this month, Montgomery County shipped nearly 11,000 fewer tons of trash in 2012 than promised. A long-term contract guarantees the authority 41,734 tons from the county, enough to cover transportation and landfill operating costs at $68 a ton. When tonnage is not met, the county ...

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