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Batavia City Council is meeting tonight to begin to map its strategy in the wake of Monday’s defeat of the pay-as-you-throw trash program.

Council has directed City Hall management to draft a plan that would result in individual property owners contracting privately for trash collection.

Tonight’s council meeting begins at 6 in the City Council Board Room and is open to the public.

The Genesee ARC, meanwhile, confirms today that the agency will seek to provide private trash services in the City of Batavia.

The ARC had been providing the service, under an exclusive contract with the city, for nearly 30 years. Executive Director Donna Saskowski says the agency is ready to compete.

“I think that we can provide an excellent product," she said. "I think that people if that if they’re investing in ARC, they’re investing locally. We certainly will treat it as a business as we have in the past and be as competitive as possible.”

Saskowski says the ARC will offer both trash and recycling services. It also plans to expand those services into communities outside of Batavia.


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