Midwest City, OK. The Midwest City Municipal Authority recently awarded a contract to Republic Services for the implementation and bi-weekly pick-up services for curbside recycling throughout the city limits.
The winning bid allows for a co-mingled, single-stream of recyclable material to be added to a 95 gallon, wheeled and lidded container, provided by Republic Services. The service is expected to begin July 1, 2013.
The cost of the service will be $2.75 per month, which will be added to residents’ monthly sanitation bill. Because of the increase in the sanitation rate, the Municipal Authority will be reviewing ways that residents can possibly lower their rates.
According to J. Guy Henson, City Manager, the authority may consider offering residents the use of a smaller trash cart, with a reduced rate of possibly $1.25 per month. Some citizens do not need the large cart, so by using a smaller one, their monthly rate could be reduced.
“Our staff and Municipal Authority are sensitive to concerns about raising the sanitation rate $2.75 per month and we will be looking at possible ways to help reduce the monthly sanitation rate, since offering the curbside recycling service,” Henson said.
Janacek said that city officials have been looking into curbside recycling as a way for the city to take a big step in becoming greener. He added that this process will allow our residents to actively participate in the process.