City Signs 10-Year Garbage Contract to Save $152K
The Port Washington Common Council on Tuesday approved a 10-year extension in its contracted services to Advanced Disposal — formerly known as Veolia — as a way to save money in the longterm.
A 10-year contract with Advanced Disposal for the city's garbage and recycling services approved by the Port Washington Common Council on Tuesday night will save the city roughly $152,000.
The contract was one of three options for extending the city's service with the company formerly known as Veolia, and it offers free service to several city dumpsters as part of its money-saving incentive. The 10-year extension was approved pending City Attorney Eric Eberhardt's review of the contract.
"This is a great way for the city to save money, this is a great way that the city can really hold the line for many years," Ald. Mike Ehrlich said. "I think this is one of the creative things we can do to keep costs down."
The contract also keeps rates the same in 2013 as in 2012, and caps future rate increases at 3 percent. The current price for a single household is $9.70 per month for garbage and $3.23 per month for recycling.