Members of the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District are expected to see increases in their waste removal rates as the district negotiates a five-year contract with Casella Waste Management that includes prevailing wage.
The previous contract was for 10 years with Republic and was viewed by waste district Coordinator Linda Cernik as very town friendly.
Cernik and some of her colleagues went so far as to travel to Boston to appeal the prevailing wage measure with the state Department of Labor but were ultimately unsuccessful.
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