Priority Waste Selected for 10 Year Contract as Westland’s New Trash Removal Service

The city of Westland, MI recently approved a 10-year waste contract effective Jan. 1, 2021 with Priority Waste in Clinton Township. The decision means a break with Midwestern Sanitation. Although the company has changed its name over the years, it has been serving the city since 1968.

“Priority had the lowest of three bids at $ 38,449,174 in 10 years. Priority also offered the highest bid to purchase Westland’s existing fleet of garbage trucks for $ 1.6 million, which will also remove all of the city’s outstanding debt related to the trucks, ”a city spokesman said.

Officials also said, “Residents will not see any change in their garbage collection.”

“Nothing will change,” said Mayor Bill Wild. “People will still use the same bins they have, the garbage will still go to the landfill in Van Buren municipality, the recycling will still be picked up on the same days and the routes will still not change. People shouldn’t see any difference. “

Westland will no longer use its own fleet of garbage trucks.

Wild said although the city had about four years left in its contract with Midwestern, the company offered to step down if it would benefit the city. Paul Ruthenberg, the President of the Midwest who has a longstanding relationship with the city and many of its officials, will continue to manage the city’s account.

“It looks like there will be a working relationship where Paul can still manage the Westland account,” said Wild. “Ultimately, Paul will be part of Priority Waste and continue to manage the Westland account. That made everyone familiar with the arrangement. “

Ruthenberg said, “Because of this longstanding relationship, the Midwest thought it best to” bow gracefully “.

According to its website, Priority Waste takes care of the municipal waste service for Grosse Ile, Hamtramck, Utica and New Baltimore.

Locally owned and operated full-service waste and recycling services. Waste disposal for private, commercial and industrial customers. Same day / next day service. Price protection guarantee.

Priority waste is a local and operated full-service waste and recycling service. 10, 20, 30 and 40 cubic meter open containers as well as 42 cubic meter compressor receiving container available. Leasing of equipment including stationary compressors, self-contained compressors and bailers. Waste disposal for private, commercial and industrial customers. Same day / next day service. Price protection guarantee!

About Priority Waste, LLC

About Priority Waste, LLC
Priority Waste is a Detroit-based provider of solid waste transportation services. The company operates two transfer stations in the Detroit area and has three transportation locations. Priority Waste also offers roadside services to residents of Hamtramck, New Baltimore, Grosse Ile and Utica under long-term municipal contracts. Recent PW acquisitions include certain key assets from Cohen Scrap Metal Inc., Austin Containers and the Wolverine Transfer Station in Hamtramck.

More information is available at: www.prioritywaste.com
42822 Garfield Rd,
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
(586) 228-1200

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