South Windsor council OKs extension for trash hauling contract | South Windsor
SOUTH WINDSOR – The city council signed a 10-year roadside collection contract with All American Waste LLC last week that is expected to save taxpayers $ 200,000 over the period.
The city council unanimously voted on May 4 for city administrator Michael Maniscalco to sign the extension contract, which expires on June 30, 2030. The contract stipulates that the city will pay $ 80 per tonne for waste disposal fees between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2022. and a 2.5 percent increase thereafter until the contract expires.
Unit cost increases for collective services in the fifth, seventh, and ninth years of the ten-year contract, based on consumer price index adjustments, would not exceed 3 percent, city officials said.
Under the deal, the city would pay a one-way recycling disposal fee of $ 25 per tonne for the first year. $ 50 per ton in the second year; $ 77 a ton in the third; and $ 80 per ton for the fourth year. From the fifth year to the end of the contract there would be an annual increase of 2.5 percent. All American waste would pay the city a monthly single-stream recycling discount based on market values for the term of the contract. All other terms from the previous agreements would remain the same.
With the deal, the city expects to save around $ 41,000 in the next fiscal year.
Officials noted that the city had a tip fee of $ 90 for municipal solid waste and a $ 115 fee for bulky waste in the proposed budget. Now the numbers under the new contract are $ 80 for solid waste.
The city could save nearly $ 200,000 during the 10-year contract, officials said. This is due to adjustments to the consumer price index for 2022 and 2024, which have been postponed to 2025, 2027 and 2029. Each year if this is done it could save the city as much as $ 46,000, they said.
Last year, the city renewed its contract with All American Waste, increasing garbage disposal costs from $ 71 to $ 73 per ton over a five-year period. The city is paying $ 73 per ton for this fiscal year.
The local garbage disposal company has been collecting solid waste for the city since 2009 when the city agreed to a seven-year contract with the company and extended it for an additional three years.
Last May, the city council unanimously agreed to raise fees by $ 2 per ton, which was already reflected in the city’s general budget of $ 47.2 million passed earlier this month. The garbage and recycling fee increase in the current budget was approximately $ 77,000.