Longview Garbage Contract Delayed until Spring

The decision will wait until Spring for Longview City Council to consider a proposal to privatize its garbage and waste services. The issue was brought up earlier this month when the city was considering a contract with Olympic Waste Services. It would have given the company exclusive rights to commercial and residential garbage collection. Some sanitation workers were against the proposal which would eliminate the city's sanitation division. Because of bids from other companies, the city will develop a formal request for proposals.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.