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Former Mayor Harter wants garbage contract extension



A former mayor of La Crosse was back in familiar surroundings this week, talking about his family business. 

Matt Harter has appeared before a city council committee, and the board of public works, to request a seven-year contract extension for Harter’s Quick Clean-Up to collect garbage and recyclables in the city. 

Harter says recycling is tough right now, with rule changes imposed by other countries, but La Crosse is doing well in certain areas. 

Harter says some sanitation changes made in La Crosse have gone better than expected — for example, the introduction of ‘roll-out carts’ for residential customers.    

He says La Crosse is getting good value on items it recycles, such as paper, despite import restrictions imposed by China.

Harter was 24 when he was elected mayor of La Crosse in 2009. 

He retired after a single term and was succeeded by current Mayor Tim Kabat.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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