Hattiesburg considers privatization of sanitation department

Source: Margaret Ann Morgan, WDAM, December 3, 2013

The Hattiesburg City Council will soon hear proposals for the possible privatization of the city’s sanitation department. Council president Kim Bradley says this discussion comes at a time where current leases are nearing expiration as well as a continuing problem of equipment malfunctions with garbage trucks. … Another concern that must be considered, according to Bradley, is any employees who would be out of a job if the city decides to privatize the sanitation department. “You’re talking 13 to 15 people that are driving these trucks,” said Bradley. “We would try to find them another position, that would be our goal.” …