North Huntingdon approves ending contract with trash hauler; new bids to be sought

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Jul. 22—North Huntingdon officials approved ending the township's contract with its trash hauler at the end of the year.

Township commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday on the separation agreement with County Hauling LLC of Rostraver. The contract had been a four-year agreement set to expire in 2024. The township now will advertise for bids for garbage hauling services to begin in January 2022.

Richard Walton, chief executive of Noble Environmental of Cecil, the parent firm of County Hauling, could not be reached for comment.

In a brief statement, County Hauling spokeswoman Ro Rozier said the company and North Huntington mutually agreed to terminate the contract at the end of the year.

"It's a mutual separation agreement," Zachary Haigis, township commissioners' president, said of the agreement.

With the mutual separation agreement, Haigis said County Hauling would not be penalized for an early termination of its contract. County Hauling previously was fined by the township for its performance in trash collection, Haigis said.

When County Hauling succeeded Waste Management in 2020 as the township's residential garbage hauler, township officials said they received complaints about the service.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, or via Twitter .

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