Kingston, NY (1/21/17) -- Kingston and Aslan Environmental Services created a leasing agreement in 2004 that was eventually extended to 2020. The city paid to lease equipment from Aslan in order to turn sewage sludge into fertilizer pellets. In 2016 the city claimed Aslan breached the contract. The city filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court in 2016 and is seeking to terminate the contract it has with Aslan. In related news, Kingston Sludge Total Puts Ulster County Trash Agency Near Limit.