City looks to bale out of shipping its trash in open-top containers


The borough assembly will consider the purchase of a trash baler so that it can stop shipping the community's garbage out of town in open-top containers.

The purchase, estimated at $600,000, will be on the agenda for the April 13 assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said Tuesday.

A baler would cut and mash and compress the trash into dense blocks, about 50 cubic feet in size, based on the model the city is considering.

The baler project has been ongoing for some time, but the need recently accelerated, Von Bargen said.

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