By David Madden

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — In another sign that towns in New Jersey are willing to share services to save money, the vast majority of Camden County towns now are joining forces to get their trash disposal costs under control.

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All of Camden County but Winslow Township and the Tavistock and Pine Valley golf courses have opted to enter a joint agreement that brings down the cost of getting refuse to an incinerator in Camden.

“Where some of our towns were paying $72 a ton to empty their trash, Camden County’s communities will now be paying $59 a ton,” says county freeholder Jeffrey Nash (at lectern in photo).

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That hauling fee will rise by $5 per ton over the next three years, but it saves the towns about $1.3 million and represents one of the largest shared-service deals in the county.

Winslow is working on its own deal for trash hauling and disposal, but could join in this contract if things don’t work out.

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