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Quincy City Council votes to continue offering garbage pick-up

11 months ago by Bob Gough

Residents can keep buying stickers or they can switch to totes

The Quincy City Council passed an ordinance Monday night that increases the cost of garbage stickers to 75 cents from 50 cents, but also offers people the option to purchase a tote for $12.99 a month. 

The amendment, put forth last week by Alderwoman Jennifer Lepper (R-5th Ward) gives people the option to not have to use trash stickers by purchasing the totes and then having City crews pick them up.

Mayor Kyle Moore said the 95 gallon totes would initially be purchased for about $65 each and then the monthly fee would be charged. 

The sticker increase would go into effect May 1. The sign up period for totes will start soon with the implementation start date depending on the purchase of the new trucks needed to accommodate them. 

Recycling would remain as is. 

Lepper's intial amendment called for a $1 sticker price, but she agreed to drop it to 75 cents, which garnered the support of Alderman Mike Farha (R-4th Ward) who didn't want to double the cost of stickers and offered his own 75 cent amendment. He dropped his amendment when Lepper dropped her fee to match his proposal. 

The proposal has the city purchasing 2 non-automated trucks for recycling and 2 automated trucks for garbage collection. The city will offer a sign-up period twice a year where residents will sign-up for the service.

Click to see the budgetary projections The proposal sets money aside for vehicle replacement, with no escalator.

The City must still resolve how to handle the private haulers. Moore said franchise fees and the dropping of the unenforced ordinance that bans them will come up at a later date. 

Alderman Paul Havermale's proposal for the City to get out of the trash business had little support. Havermale said this proposal does nothing to solve the worker's compensation issues or staffing levels, which he said is where the real budget savings lie. 

Alderman agreed to a five-year contract with Quincy Recycle to continue handling recycling, but the yard waste pickup contract for Evans Recycling was rejected. Moore said the aldermen will have resolution from the other proposed yard waste handler, Jerry Brockhouse of Jacksonville. 

 


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