A garbage collection company that has been under criticism over the past years is being hit with a $20,000 penalty for missing a garbage pick up route, according to mayor Andre Sayegh.
Fairfield-based Suburban Disposal, also known as Roselle, will lose $20,000, the mayor said on Tuesday night at a City Council meeting.
“We will penalize a company that is not fulfilling their obligations,” Sayegh said. He is also adding a sanitation inspector specifically to monitor and provide oversight over the garbage collection contract.
A message seeking comments from Suburban Disposal was not returned.
Suburban Disposal has a $4.35 million contract to handle garbage collection in Paterson.