While Subscription Service initially seems logical, there are significant issues:
• Subscription service means different haulers, different cans, and different pick-up days in our neighborhoods (many of which are already very busy). More trucks, weighing up to 60,000 lbs. each, means more wear and tear on our city streets.
• Subscription service very often leads to higher number of non-active accounts and results in illegal dumping, code enforcement efforts, and un-funded pick-up by the City’s Public Works crews. The cost of this pick-up would then be absorbed in the City’s General Fund. This means taxpayers would pay the costs for illegal dumping.
• Subscription service is almost always more expensive than locally regulated contract service. A quick research of subscription rates in unincorporated Coweta County found that most subscription rates were approaching the new city rate. Please remember that subscription rates in unincorporated Coweta County do not include yard debris or bulk services and many do not include recycling services.