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Babylon Town's new trash hauler has tough first week

A sanitation worker for the town of Babylon

A sanitation worker for the town of Babylon picks up garbage on Cherubina Lane in North Babylon on the first day of residential garbage pickup under a new contractor. (Oct. 1, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

Babylon Town's new residential garbage carter is claiming a successful albeit rocky first week, during which it fielded false calls about missed pickups and had nearly a quarter of its workforce walk off the job.

Town officials said they are investigating whether those actions were part of a coordinated campaign to disrupt EnCon Industries Corp.'s service.

"It's obvious from the past...

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