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Saint John city staff report concludes that operating costs drop dramatically with fully in-house collection

The city of Saint John in New Brunswick could potentially save $500,000 annually, says a local newspaper.  The savings would be realized by taking the 19 collection routes they had privatized back in-house.

City staff studied costs of various collection options as part of a wider review of curbside services.

If we can do it cheaper I can’t see any reason not to do it all ourselves,” says City Councillor Bruce Court.

Saint John has a total of 53 solid waste collection routes, of which 19 had been privatized.