From: Gino Sund
Subject: Trash Contract Details
About a week ago I gave you an update on the proposed trash contract for Altadena. At that time, I told you that all the previously published service elements were included in the Athens proposal. The only thing not in my report were the monthly rates and the additional services that Athens included to enhance their chances of being selected. These elements of the proposal were not made public, due to the County contract procedures.
It seems that someone can't wait a couple more weeks to learn the details or, they think that Town Council is lying to you about the contract. Thus a Public Records Request was submitted to the Department of Public Works to see the Athens proposal. County Counsel has decided that the best course is to comply with the Public Records request. Because of that request, the information is now public and I want to share the actual facts with you.
Hopefully, this chain of events will not result in difficulties in the selection of a contract which could delay the implementation of our new service. When you see the new rates you will realize that any delay in service will cost every household in Altadena money.
Base Service, per month: $18.06
Senior Discount, per month: $13.55
Difficult to access streets, per month: $22.57
Backyard roll out/pick up service, per month: $27.09
In addition to the services required under the agreement, Athens outlined the following commitments in their proposal to further enhance trash collection and recycling services in our community:
1. Increased the number of free bagged green waste pickup from 8 to 10 per year
2. Increased the number of bulky item collections from 2 to 3 per year
3. Free quarterly mulch giveaways
4. Curbside used oil collection program
5. Curbside battery recycling collection program
Hopefully the rest of the contract selection and approval process proceeds without delay, and we will have the new service and rates in place by the target date of July 1 .