The city of Bexley has approved a contract with Rumpke to serve as the city's waste hauler for the next three years.
Bexley City Council voted 7-0 June 24 to approve a contract that will involve moving to a semi-automated system.
Rumpke was one of four vendors that submitted bids to the Central Ohio Solid Waste Consortium, which includes the cities of Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, New Albany, Reynoldsburg and Westerville, as well as Blendon, Mifflin, Plain and Washington townships.
Bill Dorman, Bexley's service director, said the contract will cost residents $19.21 per month, a savings of 70 cents based on the city's current rate of $19.91 per month, including tipping fees.
Rumpke will provide each resident with a 32-, 65- or 95-gallon wheeled garbage can and one 96-gallon wheeled recycling container.
Dorman said the city is still in discussions with Rumpke about whether the new semi-automated system can continue the current carryout service, in which sanitation workers retrieve garbage cans at garage doors rather than having residents wheel garbage cans to the curb.
-- Chris Bournea