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City Hears Sanitation Proposal

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Mountain View City Council once again heard from Paul Shuttleworth from Waste Connections offering a proposal of residential and commercial sanitation services to the city.

The proposal includes residential home pickup at $14.50 a month and provides a 96-gallon trash can for residents, which is emptied with an automated sideloader sanitation truck. The company also offers two-, four-, and six-cubic-yard dumpsters.
Shuttleworth said the contract with the city would be 3-5 years and that the company has three customer service call centers available.

Mayor Roger Gardner told the council the tipping fees are going up this year and would be passed on to the city.

Councilman Dana Woods questioned how some people would be able to manage the 96-gallon can. Shuttleworth said it has wheels and people can leave it at the curb and carry their sacks to it, if need be.

Gardner asked the council to compare prices and costs of the city’s current sanitation service, because it was a big decision to make. He also noted no one would be without a job if the city decided to go with the sanitation company.

Discussion was tabled.

Read the full council story in the March 30 issue.

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