6/29/2011Posted by MJ
The LUSJ reported on some of the costs.
By turning refuse collection duties over to the private sector, the City of Lockport should save upwards of $10 million in tax money over 10 years...
The LUSJ reported on the upcoming garbage system that is expected to be voted on next week.
A week from today, the Common Council is set to OK a contract with a private hauling company to collect all garbage in the city.A nice primer Q&A is also given. And remember to get as much big stuff out in the next few weeks before you'll have to pay to get rid of it, or hold onto it to put out one per month.
The vote is historic for several reasons, not the least of which is the city will get out of the refuse collection business and, over time, reduce its employment roll by nine.
Privatization also will bring curbside recycling service to residents, finally, about 20 years after it was introduced in every town around the city.
Also a pretty big deal, the trash pickup program that the city commissioned will relieve city taxpayers of the burden of paying for everyone’s garbage pickup based on their property value.
The new “variable cart” program invites all property owners to help set their own refuse disposal costs, based on how much they throw away versus recycle....