Plantation Garbage Rates Rise Today
That’s because Broward County is charging the city a higher tip fee to dump trash into its landfill, from $79 to $80.60 per ton. And Southern Sanitation Service, based in Pompano Beach, is increasing its rates for the city’s contract by 3.5 percent, said the city’s internal auditor Paul T. DeBernardo.
This price increase is not a city price increase. This is a pass through from Broward County,” said City Council member Ron Jacobs, at the Sept. 24 meeting. If we don’t pass this through to everybody, it’s not fair.”
But City Council member Lee Hillier said Plantati replica watches on Acres homeowners seem to be taking a harder hit than other residential and commercial customers. Why is the rate to pick up their 96 gallon containers rising 81 cents, while city trash bags are increasing by a few pennies? he asked.
Hillier said he takes his garbage out every two weeks, which amounts to about $9 per pickup. I’m not getting the bang for the buck,” he said.
But Mayor Frank Veltri, who takes out his trash in city garbage bags, disagreed. I assure you, Plantation Acres has got a bargain on the bag system, even with whatever increase they have today,” he said.
Council President Rae Carole Armstrong, who also lives in the Acres, asked whether the burden is being evenly distributed throughout the city. DeBernardo assured her it was.
P replica watches lantation Acres residents used to be allowed four cans, or 120 pounds of garbage, per pickup. When they switched over to 90 gallon containers last Thanksgiving, We endorsed it, because we were told it would reduce the price,” said Hillier, then president of the Plantation Acres Homeowners Association.
He said because Southern Sanitation is collecting less trash from the Acres as a whole, and has reduced its crew from three to one, the Acres’ rates should have dropped.
He said the city should examine its contract with Southern Sanitation when it expires in four years.
Jacobs said he vowed: If I’m sitting on this council [in four years) then I make the commitment to do it,” to go out for sealed bids to find a new collector.
Under the new rates:
Blue city garbage bags, which now cost $1.67, will now cost $1.75. A box of 10 garbage bags, which includes three large clear recycling bags, will go up 80 cents to $17.95.
Plantation Acres residents, who pay a flat rate to have their garbage picked up at the curb, will see their rates increase from $17.93 to $18.74 per month.
Acres residents will also pay a nickel more, or $1.58, to have their recyclables collected.
Multi family units, condominiums and ap replica watches artment complexes will see their rates increase 30 cents to $7.56. The recycling rate will increase 3 cents to 90 cents. These charges probably will be passed on in rents or association dues.
Stores and businesses will see their trash bin charges increase 52 cents to $12.48.
During the discussion, Hillier also questioned the timeliness of getting the information here to inform the public,” because the vote came up just before new rat replica watches es went into effect.