October 4, 2012

Garbage provider chosen

Garbage provider chosen
By STU MERRY

Waste Management will be the new garbage service provider for Garrison, beginning Jan. 1.
At Monday’s bid opening, only one proposal was received – that being from Waste Management. The contract is for three years.
The lone bid took city officials off guard as the council had anticipated a bid from the city’s longtime garbage service provider, Ellison Construction. Owner Terry Ellison was not in attendance.
The Waste Management rate per residential household will be $12.50 for 2013. That will be an 18 percent drop from the current rate charged by Ellison. The present rate is $15.33.
The Waste Management bid notes the per household rate will jump to $12.87 Jan. 1, 2014, and  to $13.26 Jan. 1, 2015. A fuel surcharge is listed where if diesel fuel goes above $5 per gallon, a 2 percent increase would be added.
Waste Management representative Paul Kalibabky said a 96-gallon container would be provided at no cost to each household.


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