Currently, the Town licenses five trash collection providers: Area Disposal, Greenline Waste, Republic Waste Services, Scott Waste Services, and Waste Management. This means there are trash bins out and trucks rolling through neighborhoods six days a week generating noise and dust, Moreover, the added wear and tear on residential streets reduces the operation l life of the road surface.
There are many options to reduce the negative impacts and improve efficiencies. The Town could restrict the days of collection, issue a license agreement to one provider to service the entire Town, or divide the Town into districts and bid them separately. The Mayor and Council have tasked Town staff to develop a range of options and present them at a community conversation in the spring.
The Town Council held an initial discussion regarding trash collection on March 24, 2016.