As of January 1, residents of Mount Holly Springs can expect to pay significantly more for curbside garbage collection services.
Borough council on Monday set the rate at $ 75 per quarter, $ 21 more than the current rate of $ 54 under the contract with Waste Management, which expires on December 31.
Two waste haulers submitted bids this summer to provide the service over the next three years: Waste Management of Houston, Texas, and Apple Valley Waste of Kearneysville, West Virginia.
On August 9, board members voted unanimously to accept Apple Valley’s offer of $ 617,652 over Waste Management’s offer of $ 884,527.
Waste Management’s offer would have resulted in a quarterly charge for residents of $ 94.43, compared to $ 75 under the Apple Valley Waste contract, Borough Director Tom Day said.
Aside from the higher fees, service will continue next year with a 96-gallon garbage bin and a 35-gallon recycling bin, Day said. He added that residents will be allowed under the Apple Valley contract to release at least one large item per week.
Under the contract, Apple Valley will accept bags of leaves this fall as well as tied and bundled tree branches and other yard debris after storms.
For years, the borough has offered local residents leaf pickup several times each fall, Day said. “After every major storm, we take a [wood] shredder around.
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