Monona recycling likely to remain with Waste Management

   MONONA — The City of Monona will probably renew its contract for recycling with Waste Management after reviewing proposals for the service.

   The new Waste Management proposal would keep the same schedule for curbside pickup of comingled recyclables, though the company listed several items that should not be included. The collection rate would be $5.30 per household. The Council discussed several items, including fuel surcharge fees and Consumer Price Index (CPI) related annual rate adjustments. City Administrator Barb Collins said the City had not seen a rate increase from the company in five years.

   The Council did not, however, approve the contract, as it wished to receive more information about how the fuel surcharge is calculated and wished to see if the annual CPI adjustment in the new contract could be the same as in the previous contract. The City’s current recycling contract with Wast Management runs through the end of February.


For more of this story see the Feb. 12 Outlook.

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