Massena village spring cleanup haul down, bill was about $20,000 less than last year
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 8:58 pm

MASSENA -- The Department of Public Works for spring cleanup spent just shy of $20,000 less than last year and collected 100 fewer tons of refuse than the previous year.

The numbers come from a report made public at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.

The document says the village spent $59,798 to send 212.2 tons to the transfer station, down from the $78,391 they spent to dispose of 300.73 tons in 2017.

The 2018 haul sent two loads of metal for scrap, the same number as 2017. There were also 1.92 tons of tires this year, down from 4.81 tons last year. Landfill costs were down significantly -- $13,107 this year and $34,583 last year. The cost both years was $115 per ton.

Personnel costs came in for 2018 at 775 manhours at $36.21 per hour, plus fringes, for a total of $28,062, the document says. They also paid $4,888 for 90 hours of overtime at $54.32 per hour.

This will be the final year of spring cleanup. The village previously voted to eliminate curbside pickup in favor of free disposal at the transfer station on to-be-determined dates.