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Right of Cities to Monopolize Garbage Services

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Reviewed Date: March 20, 2017

Original Author: 
Hemsley, Sid
Date of Material: 
May 20, 2008


Subjects:
Solid waste--Collection

Right of Cities to Monopolize Garbage Services

Summary: 
MTAS was asked whether most cities allow independent contractors to contract privately for commercial solid waste services and whether the city can exclude private solid waste collection vendors from operating inside the city limits.

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