Bristol Twp. Cuts Trash Days for Savings with New Contract
Bristol Township residents will see the cost of trash pick up go down, but will lose a day of collection too.
The Bristol Township Council voted 4-0 to award a five-year, $20.6 million contract to Waste Management at Thursday night’s council meeting
The new deal will set rates for township residents at $317 per year with a cost savings of $20 per household annually, Township Manager Bill McCauley said.
The savings for township residents will come from the cutback from two days to one, officials said at the meeting.
McCauley provided a memo to council members pointing out savings for the township will be more than $1.2 million in 2014 and a savings of more than $3.4 million will be seen through the first three years of the deal in comparison to the current contract with Republic Services.
The new contract calls for weekly trash collection from Monday through Friday, instead of the old schedule that also included Saturdays with weekly yard waste collected from the middle of April November. Holiday trash being collected on the next business day.
New and replacement garbage disposal cans will be provided at no cost to residents by Waste Management with each household getting a wheeled 95-gallon trash tote and 65-gallon recycling tote. Residents with a disability may ask for a wheeled 65-gallon trash and 20-gallon recycling totes.
The move will allow the township to focus on recycling, McCauley said.
“We’re moving forward with automated trash collection with an emphasis on recycling. Our objective is for people to take items out of the trash can and put them in the recycling can,” he said.
The current three-year contract the township has with Republic Services expires on New Years Eve.
Council members Troy Brennan, Rick Pluta and Tony Tucker were absent were absent from the meeting.