Friday, October 14, 2011

Alton Approves Allied Waste for Trash Services

The Alton City Council on Wednesday approved contracting with Allied Waste Services for trash pickup, recycling and yard waste removal for nine more years.

Allied Waste has held the city's contract for at least 10 years and officials say the new agreement will save the city more than $400,000 over the next few years.

Alton pays about $2 million annually in refuse services for its residents, which includes about 11,400 homes. Residents now pay $16.88 a month for the service. Under the new contract, that fee will decrease to $15.25 through September 2012 then rise to $15.86 through 2013 and $16.49 until 2014. Trash rates won't actually increase from what is paid now until 2015, when the monthly fee will be $17.15.

Two other proposed changes from the existing contract include automated trash and recycle services, in which two carts will be provided to each home, one for trash and one for recycling. Also bulk item pickup will be scheduled and paid for by the individual resident.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:07 PM

    See how cheaply and efficiently it can be done by the application of a little commons sense and careful planning….. Charlie.