Greensboro, NC-- At a special meeting Tuesday, afternoon the number question was: where will Greensboro's trash go?
The city's current contract with Republic Services to haul trash to Montgomery County expires at the end of June.
Council members voted five to four to postpone signing a new contract for another 60 days.
According to city officials, this is not an issue of reopening the White Street Landfill. That will remain closed.
City Spokesperson Donnie Turlington said the city has been working with Republic Services since 2006, when the transport site first opened.
Earlier this year, the city paid nearly $60 thousand to a consulting firm to decide whether to stay with Republic or to use another company called Waste Connections.
Consultants told city council that even though Waste Connections offers a lower price than Republic Services, they feel Republic is a more reliable option.
On Tuesday, council members voted to hire a second consulting firm to study this issue again.
Once council agrees on a long term solution, that contract will last three years.
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