Cary board to vote on garbage contract
CARY – The village is set to have a new garbage service provider under a proposal from village staff.
Village staff is proposing a switch to Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest from Groot Industries, according to a memo to the Village Board.
The Village Board is scheduled to vote on the contract Tuesday.
The proposed deal is for seven years, and annual price increases are capped at 2.5 percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower.
Residents will move to a Monday through Thursday pickup schedule, which is being finalized. Presently, trash pickup in Cary is Wednesday through Friday, according to village documents.
The current contract with Groot will expire Nov. 30.
Veolia, Groot, Waste Management and Republic Services submitted proposals to the village.
As part of the monthly fee, residents will have unlimited landscape waste pickup. Stickers will not be required from April 1 through Nov. 30.
During the first year of the proposed contract, residents with a 95-gallon trash toter would pay $18.88 a month, down from $23.25 a month.
Residents with a 35-gallon trash toter would pay $15.88 a month, down from $18 a month.
There is a new fee under the proposed deal. Residents who choose to pay per refuse bag will pay $6.63 a month. Presently, residents who pay per bag pay no monthly fee but pay for landscape waste and leaf stickers.
The price per bag would drop to $2.95 per bag from $4.15, according to village documents.
Under the proposed contract, all single-family and eligible multi-family properties in the village will receive recycling carts that are 65-gallons.
They will replace the current 35-gallon carts.
What: Cary Village Board
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: 655 Village Hall Drive