Friday, the Gary Sanitary District Board approved a contract with Allied, and one council opponent said he will carefully read it, and will probably support it.
"If the contract is good, it has been signed, I will reluctantly vote yes," Gary City Councilman Roy Pratt said.
"If we do this in-house, it's going to cost us about $9 million. Outsourcing, it will save approximately $4 million," Mayor Clay said.
Many residents objected to the contract because city garbage pick-up has been free in the past, but private pick-up will cost them $12 dollars each month.