I brought to the attention of the Loudon County Solid Waste Disposal Commission in May 2020 that Santek was being bought out by Republic Services. That sale closed in the spring.

There was also a Loudon County Commission meeting on Dec. 7 in which commissioners voted 5-4 to have the LCSWDC not extend the solid waste contract, and the waste commission followed up by taking that approach in a Dec. 8 vote. LCSWDC had been pursuing an agreement with Santek while not knowing if Republic would follow the terms.

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