Reynoldsburg News

New deal may cut fees for trash collection

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Monthly trash-collection costs may drop next year for Reynoldsburg residents if city council members approve a new contract with Rumpke Waste Removal and Recycling.

Director of Public Service Nathan Burd said the city's current contract with Rumpke expires Dec. 31.

"Bids have been received and we are recommending the city select Rumpke's status-quo bid," he said.

Rumpke's offer is to provide refuse collection to residents at a cost of $15.53 per month for three years -- 2015-2017 -- a reduction from the current cost of $16.65 per month.

Burd said all services would remain the same under the new contract and Thursday would remain as residents' refuse and recycling collection day.

The city also received bids from Inland Waste Solutions and Republic Services.

Inland's bid would have cost residents $19.74 per month for three years and Republic's bid was $26.89 per month for three years.

Burd said he will recommend at the July 21 finance committee meeting that the full council approve a resolution accepting the Rumpke bid.

"The three-year price is lower than the current price and our pickup day would remain Thursday throughout the duration of the contract," he said. "Nothing changes but the monthly cost to the residents."

After that resolution is approved, Burd said he will prepare the new contract, which will be presented for approval "likely in September."

Burd said Reynoldsburg is a member of a 10-member consortium of municipalities and townships that bid together for solid waste services.

The other communities in the consortium are Bexley, New Albany, Dublin, Westerville, and Plain, Washington, Mifflin and Blendon townships.

City council committees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.

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