Best deal top priority for trash deal

Published 12:03 am Friday, July 6, 2012

The Adams County Board of Supervisors only had one fair decision Monday when a stinky situation arose.

The county had already committed to doing business with a new landfill, one that offered Adams County taxpayers a significantly better bottom line.

But Monday, the long-time holder of Adams County’s trash business came to the table practically begging for reconsideration.

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It was too little, too late for Waste Management, a sizeable national company that certainly knows how to conduct business.

The board had already seen a better offer and taken it. Waste Management had assumed the board valued the company’s Adams County presence more than the dollar figure in question. They assumed wrong.

It would have been bad business to reverse their plans after committing to Riverbend Environmental Services, and the supervisors recognized that fact.

Riverbend is offering a better deal to the taxpayers, and it’s good to see the supervisors being responsible with public money.

Ideally, we’d love to see the county do business at home, but with a contract of this value, finding the best deal was priority one.