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Trash bid receives approval

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Monthly trash-collection fees are scheduled to drop next year for Reynoldsburg residents after City Council members accepted a bid from Rumpke that includes a cost reduction.

Reynoldsburg City Council approved a bid from Rumpke Waste & Recycling at the July 28 full council meeting as emergency legislation after one reading.

Director of Public Service Nathan Burd said Rumpke's offer provides refuse collection to residents at a cost of $15.53 per month for three years, a reduction from the current cost of $16.65 per month.

The new contract would begin Jan. 1, 2015, and continue through Dec. 31, 2017.

"Our pickup day for refuse and recycling would remain Thursday through the duration of the contract," Burd said. "Nothing changes but the monthly cost to residents."

The city's current contract with Rumpke expires Dec. 31.

Burd said he received two other bids for refuse collection, 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 prepare the new Rumpke trash collection contract and present it for approval at a council meeting in September.

He said Reynoldsburg is part 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, Gahanna and Plain, Washington, Mifflin and Blendon townships.

In other council business, members approved a resolution to enter recess for August.

Members will be back in session at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.

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