City surveys residents on proposed trash collection options


Everyone’s got an opinion on trash, and the City of Mansfield wants to hear it.

The City is conducting a survey for resident input on the two proposals for renewing the city’s solid waste contract. One of the proposals to be considered by the City Council would shift trash collection to once-a-week utilizing garbage carts.

The options, presented by current provider Republic Services, would require city council approval. Both options include a slight rate increase.

The survey is now live and will be open until Aug. 6. A presentation on the survey and the proposals will be made to council at the Monday, Aug. 13, meeting.

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Solid Waste Contract Extension Key Points:

Option 1 (current service twice a week):

  • Includes an increase over current monthly rate of $1.61, to $13.10.
  • No changes to services.
  • Due to growth patterns, current collection routes are out of balance, and a new route structure will be implemented.

Option 2 (garbage cart service once a week):

  • Includes an increase over current monthly rate of $1.02 to $12.51.
  • Collection once a week with use of garbage cart.
  • Elderly/handicapped will still be able to set at garage door for collection.
  • Weekly brush and bulky collection for grass clippings, leaves, large items, etc. will continue on a once-a-week schedule.
  • Overflow collection for holidays, etc. will continue.
  • Chunk Your Junk days will continue to be held in April and October.




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