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Citizens save commercial salvage program


Petersburg residents who utilize the landfill for commercial salvaging will still be able to take scrap metal after assembly voted down a proposed change that would have eliminated for-profit salvaging.

Public Works Director Karl Hagerman made the change as the borough updated its sanitation ordinance.

“The department, while we’re very supportive of the salvage program in general, has seen operational problems with commercial salvage for-profit,” Hagerman said during a public hearing on the salvage program last month. “The salvage program was developed to benefit citizens locally t...

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