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East Grand Forks doesn’t want to waste money when it comes to waste management.

Starting July 1, the city’s refuse and recycling will be handled by Grand Forks-based Countrywide Sanitation, which signed a five-year contract with the city.


The city’s previous provider was Waste Management Inc., a national company.

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Garrett Richie
Garrett Richie is a general assignment reporter for The Grand Forks Herald and also covers East Grand Forks, Minn. Richie is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is formerly of The Ludington Daily News in Ludington, Mich. Have a good story idea? Contact Richie by either phone or email, both of which are listed below. If you would like to comment on a story, send a letter to the editor with Richie's name and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing. Email to or mail to The Grand Forks Herald.
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