FARMINGTON -- Residents will save a bit of money on garbage disposal and recycling in the coming year, thanks to a new contract city leaders are finalizing with a local waste hauler.
The city council voted Tuesday to accept a new five-year contract with Robinson Waste of Layton, following a request for proposal earlier this year that generated four bids. The contract will lower the rate for the first garbage can from $3.98 a month for residents to $3.85, while the cost for a second can will remain at $1.75. The new contract will also lower the monthly cost for recycling from $2.72 per residence to $1.93 per residence.
Some of the language on the new pact is still being finalized, so final approval of the contract is expected to take place at an upcoming meeting, said City Manager Dave Millheim.
Robinson has been the city's waste hauler for the past nine years, but city leaders felt it was important to generate a request for proposal to make sure their costs were in line with the market.
Mayor Scott Harbertson and Millheim both praised Robinson for attention to detail and service.
"We're very happy Robinson came in on the bid. From a management perspective, we get almost no calls," Millheim said.
Harbertson also noted the company pays attention to detail in dealing with curbside waste and customer concerns.