South Bethany to continue with Republic waste hauling

Republic Services will continue as the waste hauler for the Town of South Bethany. The company had the low bid for a five-year waste-hauling contract. The town council unanimously approved to pay the winning bid of $1,638,431 for services from May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2021.

“The approximate cost per household for all three services — trash, recycling and yard waste — for the year beginning May 1, 2016, is $243,” stated Town Manager Melvin Cusick. “This will be a savings over the current year of $53 per household. There is an average 3 percent increase for each year thereafter.”

“Residents will see the reflection in their itemized tax bill, which will be mailed out in April,” Cusick added.

According to the company website, Republic Services Inc., is a Fortune 500 company and the second largest provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry (as measured by revenue).