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Waste Depot To Be Ran By The City

Woodstock City Council has decided to hire local employees to run the new Waste Depot.

WOODSTOCK - Woodstock City Council has decided to hire local employees to run the new Waste Depot.

The facility on the corner of Springbank and James will be open for 154 days a year; one day a week in the winter and four days a week in the summer.

This will cost the municipality over $246,000. City Engineer Harold deHaan says the price would have been similar if they had decided to hire an independent contractor to run the depot for 209 days a year.

"Basically the cost would be the same. With city forces it will be open a few less days a week but on the days the depot is not open those guys will be helping the existing Public Works forces with other tasks."

Residents will be able to use the depot for one day a week in the winter and four days a week in the summer.

deHaan explains what's next.

"We will now negotiate with the union to get them to agree to some shift changes that are currently not in the agreement. Once we get that we will take the necessary steps to open it up."

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