Smithtown Hires Firm to Oversee Upgrades to Montclair Avenue Yard
New garbage contract provide $3.5M in savings to finance the upgrades.
Smithtown town board hired Brookhaven-based contractor L.K. McLean associates to provide professional services overseeing the design and upgrades to Montclair Avenue landfill at a cost of $99,350, Times of Smithtown reports.
The town will use $500,000 a year in savings for the next 7 years from the new garbage carting contracts signed in August 2013 to upgrade the Montclair facility, offering a total budget of $3.5 million.
This savings primarily comes from the town's requirement that all garbage carters use trucks that operate using natural gas - one of the first Suffolk townships to do so since 2007.
Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said the upgrades will turn Montclair into the "state-of-the-art" facility over the next 8-9 months and include the purchase of scales.
Read more on the Times of Smithtown about the upgrades to Montclair Avenue municipal landfill.