In a recent article, the New Glarus Town Board reported that the current contract with Waste Management for trash and recycling services will expire on December 31, 2014. The Town reached out to Town residents and invited them to attend the July 22 Town Board meeting to ask questions of the vendors and give their opinions of which type of collection they would prefer.
Those opposed to switching to the larger 95 gallon trash and recycling receptacles reported that hauling the larger carts up or down long driveways posed a problem. The haulers offered potential solutions for aiding in transportation of the carts. Residents also reported that the cost savings to make the switch to the automated system, earlier reported as approximately $0.45/month simply was not worth making the change.
The Town Board recently discovered that the calculation used in the analysis to arrive at the $0.45/month savings erroneously used Waste Management's bi-weekly manual collection for both trash and recycling rather than the weekly collection rate. When the correction was entered into the spreadsheet, the cost difference between a bi-weekly and weekly collection was significant. The Town Board wishes to ensure that residents are aware of the error and feels strongly that residents should have an opportunity to review the revised information and weigh in.
Town Board members invite Town Residents to a Special Town Meeting to further discuss the issue. Please join us Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to review this important information. The meeting is set to begin at 7:15 p.m. We hope you can make it.
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