I would like to let everyone know that the city will be changing Trash services after the first of the year. Republic Services has been our current provider and our 5 year contract ends this year. We received bids from Republic and Trash Kans.LLC out of Lafayette.
Republic Service bid would have increased our current cost by 13% and then our rates would have increased 3.5 % years 2-5. We currently pay Public Services $12,921.00 monthly for trash pickup. Their proposed increase would have raised us to $15,129. This means we would have to raise our rates to our citizens.
The bid from Trash Kans.LLC allows us no increase over the next 5 years and this is the bid we accepted. While we appreciate the relationship we have had with Republic Services, it does not make good sense to raise our monthly service to $17,360 over the next 5 years. Please be patient as we make this transition. Nick Hammond from Trash Kans.LLC has told me that they are very customer oriented and they are looking forward to this relationship. I look forward to working with them.
Thank you for your time and I wish everyone A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mayor, City of Attica