Carrollton’s solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management was purchased by Republic Services, which was signed on Dec. 1, according to city officials.
Laurie Garber, administrative services director, said the city has contracted with Waste Management since 2010 and renewed its services with the agency in 2015. Collection by Republic began Monday, and no changes will be made to the trash and recycling collection schedule.
“Residents will see minimal impact to solid waste services. The same services will be offered at the same cost. The same drivers, trucks and carts will be used,” Garber said. “Republic will re-brand the vehicles in a phased approach over the coming year, and residents can expect to see new uniforms on the routes. We are expecting a high level of service from Republic for our residents.”
Garber said the city’s current contract with Waste Management is in effect until Sept. 30, 2020, and Republic will assume the responsibility through the end of the contract. Once the contract is over, the contract will be taken to bid, and area trash collection agencies, including Republic Services, will have the opportunity to bid on the contract, Garber said.
Officials said collections normally scheduled for Christmas Day, New Year’s and Thanksgiving Day holidays will continue to be picked up the following day, and collections for remaining days will be delayed by one day through the following Saturday.
Waste Management will continue to handle household hazardous waste through its At Your Door collection service.