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FROM PATERSON PRESS NORTHJERSEY.com
PATERSON – City officials are asking the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office to look into possible corruption in Paterson’s tire recycling program in response to allegations raised by an NBC New York report broadcast Tuesday evening.
NBC reported a discrepancy between the revenue Paterson had reported getting for tire collections at the city’s Department of Public Works recycling yard and the payments the city made to a private firm to haul away the tires.
The NBC story included interviews with anonymous DPW employees, who said private companies were paying off municipal workers at the yard to allow them to engage in the illegal practice of dumping extra tires for free.
A city policy says that private companies are supposed to pay $1 for every tire they haul to the municipal recycling yard. But NBC reported that companies were paying just $20 for shipments of dozens of tires.
Paterson officials said they decided to notify the Prosecutor’s Office of the allegations after NBC made inquiries about the situation.
Report By NBCNEWYORK.com