Bridgeville is expanding its garbage collection and recycling services to include electronic waste and household chemical waste.
The borough council voted Monday night to accept a bid from Waste Management that will cost the community about $1.226 million over the three-year contract. That is about a 3.4 percent increase over the previous contract that did not include the expanded services.
Garbage collection and recycling both will remain weekly.
The expansion of services was decided after the finance committee suggested that the disposal of E-waste and household chemicals would be an upgrade for residents–especially senior citizens–who can’t lug items to the borough building for dedicated pick-ups. The service will allow for the items to be left at the resident’s doorstep by request.
However, the contract is more expensive than one offered by Allied Waste’s proposal for weekly garbage and recycling collection without the added services. The borough rejected that proposal because it wanted the specialized collection.
“If it’s a few pennies more, I wouldn’t mind having E-waste removal,” resident Cee Cee McNulty said. “We need to watch out for the environment.”
The annual cost for garbage collection and recycling for each household is $176 and will remain the same next year.