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Report advises changes for Connecticut trash agency

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HARTFORD, Conn. — A report says Connecticut's quasi-public trash recycling authority needs to develop new sources of revenue and make other changes to remain financially stable.

The Republican-American reports that a consulting firm's report says the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority faces declining energy prices, increased competition, less waste being discarded, outdated technology and management problems.

The authority manages garbage and recyclables for 75 of the state's 169 cities and towns.

The report is a preliminary step to shifting the recycling authority to a new business model. The report recommends the authority develop more sources of revenue, revise its budgeting and streamline operations to become more efficient.

The authority, which was established 40 years ago, must submit a plan to a task force outlining its long-term financial stability or its own dissolution.

 

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