Starting in April, Commerce should get a new garbage hauler and residential curbside recycling with no increase in the monthly bills.
City manager Pete Pyrzenski revealed the result of the city’s request for proposals for garbage service at Monday night’s “work session” meeting, announcing that Waste Pro was the lowest of the four bidders.
The council is expected to act on Pyrzenski’s recommendations at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Commerce Civic Center.
Pyrzenski told the council Monday night that Waste Pro bid $7.60 for once-a-week garbage collection and $2.60 for every-other-week curbside recycling.
“They have met all the requirements of the bid and they are willing to negotiate the details for the contract,” Pyrzenski wrote in the council agenda packet. “(I) suggest we enter contract negotiations and prepare to switch companies for improved services for the residents with no price increase.”
Waste Management has provided garbage service since 1994. It currently charges $10.05 per residence per month for garbage service. The company also services the recycling bin on Waterworks Road, but the price does not include curbside recycling.
Under the contract, Waste Pro will provide a 95-gallon roll-away garbage container similar to what Waste Management now uses, plus a 65-gallon roll-away bin for recyclables. Pyrzenski noted that all of the materials to be recycled go in the same container, with no separation required.
For the full story, see the Feb. 5 issue of The Commerce News.