Cost of removing garbage to shrink for O'Hara resident
O'Hara council found treasure in its new trash contract.
Homeowners each will save about $24 per year, a township-wide total of about $100,000 annually, with a new four-year contract signed last week, township Manager Julie Jakubec said.
The agreement is with current hauler Waste Management and was reached with help through the North Hills Council of Governments.
“They are able to do some automated services this time,” Jakubec said. “When that happens, it can cut down on costs.”
Residents will see immediate savings on their bills.
The cost per month will be $16.05 in the first year of the contract, compared to a current rate of $18.37 per month.
Rates will climb over the four-year contract to $17.23 per month.
There is an option to extend the deal for a fifth year.
In addition to the cost savings, Jakubec said, a bonus of the new contract is the expanded recycling program.
“They're going to supply 65-gallon containers to everyone,” she said.
“They fit much more than the small ones out there now. I think it should encourage more recycling.”
Corrugated cardboard will be accepted in the new program, along with items such as glass, plastic and newspaper.
The township's trash contract will continue to provide curbside collection of yard waste one day each month from May to September.
Public works contract reached
Council and the township's public works department have agreed on a new four-year contract.
The package is “pretty standard,” Jakubec said.
It includes a 3-percent wage increase for the road-crew employees as well as a “bump in their uniform allowance.”
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or at email@example.com.
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