Recycling is progressing in the Village of Angola but is apparently stalled in Evans where the regulation and disposal of garbage and refuse has been on the agenda under old business for nearly a year.
The problem stems from a 1985 contract with CID Refuse Service Inc. which is renewable every two years and does not expire until Dec. 31, 1991.
Under the contract, CID provides service to 5,570 units for $373,468 a year plus hikes tied to the Consumer Price Index. Each homeowner is charged $67.45.
However, costs have accelerated and the carrier is looking to eliminate the home pickup of large items.
Town Attorney William Trask said this would change the contract terms and it would have to be rebid.
CID has already eliminated tire pickups and the town substituted a spring and fall central pickup.
Meanwhile, recycling which was expected to begin last July, is on hold while the contract is discussed and because of the need to educate residents on recycling.
Recycling of newspapers and glass in Angola has been going on for nearly two years and the village hopes to expand the program to aluminum and tin cans.
Its contract with CID expires June 30 and specifications for bids are being prepared. The current cost is $80,900, which includes 923 units with residential property owners charged $85 and commercial properties, $105.