F'ville gets lower sanitation rate

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:27pm
By: Ben Nelms

Fayetteville residents beginning in May will see a decrease in their sanitation bills after the city council Feb. 5 approved hauler CLM for a one-year contract. The new rate will amount to a 15 percent decrease in monthly trash collection bills.

After receiving five bids, the council awarded the one-year contract to CLM Sanitation, the lowest bidder. The sanitation contract currently is held by Waste Management.

Council members approved the bid that will decrease the monthly sanitation rate from $12.35 to $10.50. A similar reduction is proposed for senior customers. The recommendation would decrease the current $10.50 monthly fee to $8.92. The new contract represents a savings of approximately 15 percent over the current collection fee.

Waste Management was the third lowest bidder at total cost of $12.08. Other bidders included Republic Services, Advanced Disposal and Waste Industries.

Due to new routes, customers may experience a change in the day of the week the pickup occurs. CLM is finalizing their implementation and notification plan and will soon begin informing customers of any changes through letters, newspapers and community access television, according to a Feb. 2 memo by city engineer Don Easterbrook.

The new rate includes pick-up of trash and recyclables.

CLM currently serves Newnan, Fairburn and Union City.

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