Brookhaven and Suffolk County officials announced an agreement Tuesday that will allow the county to cut waste disposal costs by recycling through the town landfill.
Under a Single Stream Recycling Pilot Program expected to launch by week's end, the town will place recycling containers at the Yaphank County Center, collect them weekly and take them to the town recycling center at the town landfill.
The project is estimated to save more than $125 for every additional ton of material recycled, Brookhaven officials said in a statement.
The county, which has handled its recyclables in Hauppauge, will save on carting fees because it no longer has to provide containers or pay for transportation, officials said.
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