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Residents Asked to Take Garbage Service Survey

The City of Newark is in the process of finding a new provider of garbage collection services.

As different companies submit propsals to become Newark's new waste collection provider, residents are asked to tell consultants what they want in a garbage collection company.

According to the city website, residents of Newark are asked to participate in an online survey that “will help the City plan for future recycling and garbage services.”

The online questionnaire can be found here and those who wish to participate are asked to take the survey by Oct. 1.

The city is aiming to establish a contract with its new provider by June 1, 2013.

The search for a new provider came after the city’s contract with Waste Management of Alameda County expired.

City council decided to extend the franchise agreement it has with Waste Management for one year in February. Waste Management’s new one-year contract includes a rate increase of approximately 24 percent that became effective on June 1, according to previous city documents.

The fee hike means an increase of a little more than $5 for typical 35-gallon residential service and an increase of about $54 for an average commercial 3-yard bin.

Leading the information gathering generated from the surveys is HF&H Consultants — a firm hired earlier this year to develop, distribute and review proposals from potential providers and oversee implementation of services from the chosen company.

To take the online survey, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Newarkrecyclingsurvey. For additional information or if you have trouble accessing the survey, contact Kim Erwin at kerwin@hfh-consultants.com or(925) 977-6950.”

What would you like in a garbage and recycling service provider? How much are you willing to pay for the service? Share your thoughts with us in our comments section below.

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Jonathan September 15, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Don't hire an consultant. We know the price will go up. There are only three or four companies that will bid. A 20 minute Google it will take. Wow saved 100,000.00
Bill October 03, 2012 at 06:03 AM
How bout the city showing us the various garbage rates that the bidders will be proposing to the city. I'm still angry at the 27% increase from WM. The winning bidder should have lower rtes than WM has. BTW, what are the rates that residents of Fremont & Union City paying?
Barney Google June 01, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Got my new bins yesterday. I still have old ones filled with last weeks garbage. Who's going to pick up the garbage on Monday (my garbage day)? No INFO from City.
Brian Edwards June 01, 2013 at 01:55 PM
At the City Council meetings all of the companies spoke and discussed their bids. Allied had the lowest bid and won the contract. Allied (Republic) and WM are both part of the same union so employee costs are basically the same. The waste is often taken to different facilities for processing, so that is why you can't have it all in one truck. Bill: you can search Allied's website to compare rates, it differs in the Tri Cities by container size. The contract can be found here: http://www.newark.org/images/uploads/ctymgr/pdfs/AgendasPackets/2013/Jan%2024%202013%20agd%20F4%20Part%204-011713.pdf

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