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Village to vote on garbage collection contract, residents could see lower rates

Cary residents could potentially see lower rates for its waste pickup services if the Village Board approves a contract with Flood Brothers Disposal Company.

The current waste collection contract between the village and Advanced Disposal expires on Nov. 30. The transition to a new provider would occur on Dec. 1, village administrator Jacob Rife said.

Cary staff received and reviewed proposals from five companies, according to an agenda packet.

The contract with Flood Brothers would be for four years, through Nov. 30, with an optional 4-year extension.

“If approved, Flood Brothers’ pricing will result in a decrease in costs to most residents [depending on the options selected] as compared to the rates included in the current contract,” according to a resolution.

For a 35-gallon refuse toter with a 65-gallon recycling toter, the current rate would be $15, as opposed to $16.90 with Advanced Disposal. A 65-gallon size refuse toter would be $16.10, and a 95 gallon refuse toter would be $17.65 instead of $20.09.

Flood Brothers also will give residents the new option of letting them use a 95-gallon recycling toter, something Advanced Disposal didn’t have.

The only service where rates would increase is for the curbside collection of “white goods,” such as refrigerators, range freezers or similar appliances. This would go from $5 for each appliance to $25.

Flood Brothers has facilities relatively close to Cary for their customer call center and truck maintenance/dispatch, according to a staff analysis.

“[This] should enhance their ability to provide a high level of service to the village,” according to the contract resolution.

Flood Brothers would provide weekly service to the community over four days. Advanced Disposal was able to accommodate the bid for single-day service village-wide, but this would be at a higher rate than the current contract.

“We’re very happy with the numbers that the village was able to work out with Flood Brothers,” Rife said. “We think this contract is going to be a benefit.”

Residents can make the choice on which service they want to use.

The days when different areas of town could put out their trash still has to be determined, Rife said.

“Overall, I’d say we’re pleased with the numbers we got from Flood Brothers,” Rife said. “We’re excited about having the opportunity to save taxpayers some dollars.”

Flood Brothers provides services to 200 communities, such as Lake in the Hills, East Dundee, Pingree Grove and Carol Stream.

The board will vote on this contract at its meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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