Republic Services and Waste Management submitted proposals, with a difference of $6 million between the two, over the contract time.
The price difference is less stark when we look at it on a per-household basis, and when we look at the percent increase per year. The price the city paid in late 2020, at the time of the new contract approval, was much less than either new proposal.
-The current contract price we pay Waste Management is $14.45 per household
-Republic proposed $19.24 per household, with increases each year
-Waste Management proposed $20.20 per household, with increases each year
Along with the other calculations Republic made to propose that price per household, note that they have a Calhoun County facility, and don’t have to transport waste a great distance, which saves time and money.