County leaving MOSA

FONDA – Montgomery County will look for other ways to get rid of trash after deciding Tuesday to leave the Montgomery-Otsego-Schoharie Solid Waste Management Authority.

The county’s contract with MOSA will end next May.

MOSA, a public authority, is responsible for getting rid of roughly 117,000 tons of garbage in the three counties involved with it.

The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted to leave MOSA in part because the county has to pay for shortfalls in the amount of waste it generates. In addition, the charge per ton of solid waste took a toll on the county, county officials said.

By taking care of its own solid waste, the county hopes to save money, officials said.

The county plans to examine options, including the possibility of sending trash to Fulton County’s landfill and other landfills in the region.

The county is hiring consultants to study options.

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