Saturday, June 18, 2011

New Garbage Company for Lauderhill Starts July 1

The City of Lauderhill has approved a new contract to change our garbage removal company from Waste Management to Republic Service, a Lauderhill business with offices on 31st Ave.

Waste Management has been serving the city for over 30 years, however Republic Service (a/k/a All Service Refuse) was the service provider for the newly annexed SE area of the city. By state law, and expiration of existing contracts, the city was able to merge the service providers back to one company at this time.

Republic Service is separately entering into a partnership with SWS to provide some of the garbage service to Lauderhill, which will overall reduce the costs to residents and businesses.

Effective July 1, the new service will begin, and new trash containers will be distributed to residents. The service will stay the same, except that all Lauderhill residents will have a reduction in their garbage costs.

The SE area will see the largest deduction of about 40% (because the county contract that just expired was higher than the rest of Lauderhill). All other residents will see a drop of over 20%. New citywide regular (not backdoor) residential house collection rates will be reduced to $15.00 for the 96 gallon container.

NOTE: The recycling contract is a separate service which will continue as it is now, but is up for new bids. So the service provider could change in the future. Waste Management continues to provide this service.

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