In 1996 each home-owner in town paid $124.50 for this service.
In 2010 each home-owner in town paid $192.00 for this service.
I believe next year the town will send out RFP's to continue this service. Currently you can place 5 bags(70 lbs ea) to be picked up on a weekly basis.
I usually don't check out garbage, but how many families in town do we have that generate that amount of garbage on a weekly basis?
Maybe the town could request only a 4 bag pick-up, or even a 3 bag pick-up to try and keep costs under control. This may even spur a little bit of recycling in town.
And what about those seniors that spend most of the winter in a warmer climate, why are they paying for year-round pick-up?
Maybe even contract with a company to clear up some metal, you know, all that extra crap we have sitting in our garages and basements. It would be interesting to see how much money that would generate.
Just thinking out loud..........any comments?