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Quincy City Council has more options on garbage and recycling

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11 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Aldermen have another shot a privatization if they want it or they can keep the City in the trash business

A little more than a week away from a vote on the future of the City of Quincy's garbage and recycling, the City's administration has provided more options for aldermen to look at on possibly privatizing the service. 

Mayor Kyle Moore says he doesn't believe the votes are there for privatization, but he says he believes it is his job to provide further options.

Two companies have provided plans for consideration that will be voted on at the February 24 Quincy City Council meeting. 

Company A, the same company the City was considered for privatization last year at $13.20 a month, now has a three tiered plan proposed. 

Tier #1 for Seniors would cost $10.20 a month and provide a 65 gallon cart for weekly solid waste pickup and a 95 gallon cart for bi-weekly recycling. You have to be eligible for the senior homestead exemption to participate.

Tier #2 would would cost $14.06 a month and would include a 65 gallon cart for weekly solid waste pickup and a 95 gallon cart for bi-weekly recycling. 

Tier #3 would cost $16.57 a month and provide a 95 gallon cart for weekly solid waste pickup and a 95 gallon cart for bi-weekly recycling. 

The fees would be monthly and be added to water and sewer bills. Spring and Fall citywide cleanups would also be held.

Another company is offering a 35 gallon cart for solid waste pickup and a 95 gallon cart for bi-weekly recycling pickup for $12.28 a month. If a person wants a 95 gallon solid waste cart, it would cost $15.78 a month.

Moore says privatization would save the City $1 million this year, including absorbing personnel costs and not having to buy new garbage and recycling trucks. 

Moore also says he understands some aldermen want to keep the City in the garbage and recycling business , but are interested in only increasing sticker fees to $1 from 50 cents instead of the $1.50 he proposed after aldermen said they didn't want to utilize privatization.

If stickers remain in use and the City stays in the garbage and recycling business, private haulers would be allowed to perform residential pickup, provided they pay a 5 percent franchise fee. Moore estimates the revenue from a franchise fee would be about $50,000 annually. 

Currently, the budget for garbage and recycling is projected to be $1.786 million for the fiscal year that starts May 1 and that includes more than $200,000 in debt service for financing the purchase of new garbage and recycling trucks. 

 

 


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