Nov 25 2017

Proposed Waste Collection Highlights

The Council may adopt a new Solid Waste Services Agreement with significant changes at their December 4th meeting. Find out about the contract at the City Council special study session on November 27, 2017. 

Piedmonters have complained that the current rates for waste collection are too high, but under a new contract increases will be significant.  Republic Services, Piedmont’s current collector and the only bidder responding to Piedmont’s RFP, would begin charging the new rate and offering the modified services as of July 1, 2018.   Negotiations of the contract with Republic Services began two months ago. The resulting proposed contract will be presented and discussed by the City Council at a special study session on Monday, November 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the Emergency Operations CenterThe public is invited to attend.

Highlights of changes to be presented:

  •  Key  Agreement Changes Affecting  Single Family Customers
  • Rate increase for both Curbside and On Premises (i.e. “Backyard”) Service
  • On Premises Service will be available to qualifying physically disabled residents at Curbside Service rates.
  • Large Item Collection Service reduced from 4 collections per year at 5 cubic yards per collection to 2 collections per year at 6 cubic  yards per collection
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) added as an  acceptable Recyclable Material for residential Service Recipients when properly contained in a  sealed plastic bag and placed on top of the cart

Staff reports and presentation slides:


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