The Penn Forest Township Transfer Station will receive two new trash compactors on July 15. A motion was approved at the Penn Forest Township's Board of Supervisors regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting, which certified that a bond to cover the amount of the new compactors had been received and could be used.
The new compactors will be owned by the township. The previous compactors were leased from the Waste Management Corporation, which is also contracted to do trash removal in the township. Waste Management has agreed to continue to remove waste from the transfer station for up to three months or until the township's own program is firmly in place.
There is also a bid in place for construction of new overhangs at the Transfer station. The purpose of the overhangs is to protect the new compactors from the elements.
"This way they will last longer," said Chairman Paul Montemuro. He went on to note that the previous compactors lasted for 27 years.
The transfer station handled a volume of waste that netted a $2,017.50 profit this month. Profit from the station for the year is $7,013. This money will be used to pay most or all of the cost of the new overhangs.
In addition, construction was recently finished on new fencing around the transfer station. It was put in place in an attempt to keep out squirrels.