Until the barrels are delivered, citizens must still use the “Green Bags” to pay the cost of waste disposal. Due to order time it is unlikely that the new system will be in place until fall so you should plan to purchase your bags on that basis.
Bills for $138 for the annual COVRRA fee were mailed this week. This covers the cost of the trash and recycling hauler coming to your house and monthly bulk pick-up. This bill is still due and payable. An adjusting bill will be mailed in January for the additional cost of the trash disposal dependent on the size barrel selected. The annual disposal fee by size will be:
35 gallon $32 annually
65 gallon $62 annually
96 gallon $102 annually
This pricing is in lieu of “Green Bags”. When combined with the annual collection fee now being billed the total price per size will be
35 gallon $170
65 gallon $200
96 gallon $250
Options and costs for additional barrels and other program changes will be included in a mailing planned for July.