South Jersey towns working to not throw away money

Five South Jersey entities are joining together to take out the trash.

The trash and recycling collection contract covers Cherry Hill, the town’s fire department and schools, in addition to  Merchantville and Gloucester Township.  Mayor Bernie Platt of Cherry Hill says it will save two million dollars over the next five years.

“We have a lot of cooperation and having a lot of shared services with Merchantville and we were just discussing with the mayor of Gloucester Township and hoe’s looking for us to do more shared services because he believes this is a big step in the right direction,” said Platt.

Mayor Platt says it’s the same as going to a warehouse club to buy in bulk, the more you buy the more you save.  He’s hopeful this is just the beginning and more shared services deals will come together soon.

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