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Flint's trash dispute nears end

Oct 25, 2016

As expected, the Flint City Council last night approved a multi-million dollar, one-year contract for the city’s trash pick-up.

The city’s state oversight board is expected to give the deal its approval. The contract would pay Republic Services $3.7 million, and carries an option for an additional year.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver wanted to use a different company, Rizzo Environmental Services for the city's trash pickup. Councilman Scott Kincaid fought against Weaver to keep Republic Services on the job.

“I think this is a just a great accomplishment for our community,” says Kincaid.

Months of bitter wrangling between the mayor and city council ended after the mayor’s choice to empty Flint’s trash cans was linked to a federal corruption probe in southeast Michigan.