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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.
The City of Newnan used to provide this service with employees of the Public Works Department. In 2003, this service was transitioned to a private hauler because the City was losing approximately $1 million annually providing this service. The cost of sanitation service is typically more expensive to the City because the City does not own or control a landfill or transfer station. The city’s expenses are much higher than most private haulers. These costs, along with fuel prices, certainly makes it a risky financial venture for the City of Newnan to undertake.
In addition to the higher rates for service, the City has been informed it may take more than 18 months to purchase the necessary trash trucks, trach cans, and recycling cans to service 13,000 customers.
Yes, the City contracted with A. GOLDSMITH RESOURCES, a leading Sanitation Consulting Firm to conduct a rate study and benchmark analysis.
There will be several changes inside the new contract:
• The City of Newnan has established a Customer Service Department to administer the sanitation account and insure proper access to customer service representatives.
• Specific conditions will be placed upon the age and condition of Trucks and Trash/Recycling Containers.
• A performance bond will be required of the new provider.
• The new provider will be assessed a $25 penalty for all missed pick-ups not serviced within a 24- hour window.
• More detailed and more frequent reporting requirements.
Yes, the City Council had 6 public meetings, including multiple special called work sessions over the past 12 months, to discuss this issue. All meetings were open to the public and regularly advertised on both our website and social media channels.
Yes, based on our research of subscription services being offered in unincorporated Coweta County the average rate for refuse collection is nearing $30 per month. Many of these services do not include recycling and none offer bulk and yard debris collection services, both of which services will be received by Newnan residents.
The City of Newnan had a contract with GFL/Waste Industries for the last 10 years. This contract included a negotiated rate that only allowed for a 3% price increase 7 of the 10 years. The contract with GFL was scheduled to end on 12/31/22 and we fully expected the price to increase. The industry pricing for sanitation had to equalize itself with new bid pricing as we continue to face inflation and supply chain shortages. Remaining at the current rate was no longer an option and a change in service providers was critical. The City Council unanimously voted to contract with AMWASTE. AMWASTE, Coastal and GFL were the only 3 companies to submit bids. If the City of Newnan renewed their contract with GFL the average bill for a city resident each month would have increased to $28.09. If the City awarded the bid to Coastal the monthly bill would have been $37.99.
December 31, 2022
You will need to pay through Dec 31 2022.
After you pay through December 31, please cancel auto pay with GFL via your ebill account (www.gflenv.com) or through your banking institution.
The first invoice will be sent to property owners in December for January – March, 2023 services.
AMWASTE offers a one bin solution. This means your trash and recycling will now be in one container. https://www.repowersouth.com/resources/
We anticipate delivery will take place the third week of December.
Your new cart will have a tag containing your service day information. Cart, yard waste, and bulk items will be collected on the same day.
Yes, bagged trash helps prevent litter.
No. All items for pick up must be placed within the cart.
You may add a second cart, but we will not service any items left outside of the cart.
Please place out your cart the night before your regularly scheduled service day to help ensure pickup.
Your cart should always be placed at least five feet away from any object. The wheels and lid hinges should be facing your house (please see the diagram below):