Plantation Offers Options On Garbage Bags
Starting in a few days, residents who have to buy garbage and recycling bags at local supermarkets will have three options to choose from, after the city tried an earlier change, without much success.For years, homeowners in most parts of Plantation bought the bags they put on their curbs for pickup in packs of 10 garbage bags and 3 recycling bags, at a cost of $19.85.But too often, homeowners were complaining they were left with too many garbage bags, and not enough recycling bags under that system, said Dan Keefe, assistant to the mayor of Plantation.So in November, the city and replica watches its garbage hauler, Waste Management, agreed to sell the bags in bunches of 20 garbage and 30 recycling bags, at costs of $38.80 and $4.50, and eliminate the 10 garbage, 3 recycling bag package.That change, however, angered other homeowners, who yearned for the old package.Hearing those complaints, the city and garbage company have now agreed to sell all three packages at local supermarkets, so residents can buy either 20 garbage, 30 recycling, or 10 garbage and three recycling. All three options should be available at Publix, Winn Dixie and Albertsons sometime in the next few days, Keefe said Thursday.”The city wants to be sure the old way is still available,” said John Casagrande, district manager for Waste Management. “This gives the large generator a better option.”Casagrande thinks the average resident benefits from the “pay as you throw” system, rather than paying a straight bill for garbage service. He said Plantation’s model replica watches was the only one of its kind in Broward, Miami Dade, or Palm Beach counties.Plantation officials have experimented several times with changes to its blue bag program over the yea replica watches rs, reducing or raising the number of bags sold in each package.Homeowners in most parts of the city are required to use the bags, but not in Plantation Acres, where residents pay a straight fee, Casagrande said.Keefe said he has been directed by the council to re negotiate the city’s contract with Waste Management. If progress stalls in those talks, the city could open the contract for bidding from other companies, he said replica watches .