EIC volunteers believe incorporation is the right choice for Edgemont, and these discussions are the results of our research and analysis. We encourage you to read our analyses of the issues, conduct your own research, contribute to the conversation, and make your own decision. See links below for Terms of Use. 

SANITATION

A number of Westchester municipalities, including Rye Brook and Pelham, obtain sanitation services through private contracts. Based on our research, through such a contract, the Village of Edgemont could obtain a higher level of sanitation service compared to the status quo at a materially lower cost.

Greenburgh’s sanitation budget is approximately $6.4 million, including estimated employee benefits, up 11% from two years ago. There are approximately 17,300 households in the unincorporated area of the Town. Therefore, the sanitation cost per unincorporated household is about $370. For that charge, unincorporated residents get 2x/week garbage pickup and each recycling every other week.

By comparison, the Village of Rye Brook, which has about 3,700 households, receives sanitation services from a private hauling company. The total cost is $782,000 (down 14% from two years ago) resulting in a per-household charge of $210. The Rye Brook contract includes 2x/week garbage pickup, each recycling every week, and leaf collection.

The EIC believes that incorporation offers an exciting opportunity for Edgemont residents to enjoy a higher level of sanitation services in a more cost-effective manner. The savings would then flow to the Village budget and could be made available to improve Edgemont’s quality of life.

Please click here for more detailed research on sanitation.