The July newsletter included an article on the expected increase in processing recycled materials. The Township’s trash contract will expire on December 31, 2019. The Township advertised for bids in September with arriving in October. The low bid was from Republic Services at $64.65 per quarter and the second low bid was from Penn Waste at a little over $100 per quarter. One of the major causes of the increase is due to the high cost of processing recycled materials. The rise and fluctuation in the cost to process recyclables result from China no longer accepting some materials.