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CUPE 825 members will once again be looking after recycling and solid waste removal in Port Moody BC.

The city council of Port Moody, a Vancouver suburb, voted to contract out the services ten years ago.

But CUPE 825 president Maria Wahl says her members never gave up trying to bring the service back in house.

“This is a very sweet victory for our local,” Wahl said.

Port Moody city council voted June 24 to contract-in solid waste and recycling services.

Port Moody’s acting mayor Megan Lahti was one of two councillors who opposed the decision to privatize the service in 1998.

Wahl said it was fitting that Lahti made the announcement.

CUPE 825 represents 150 employees of the City of Port Moody.