Port Allen still talking about trash

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Posted: Aug 2, 2012 10:37 AM
Source: Associated Press, The Advocate

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Topics: port allen, mayor, trash, service, city council, contract

PORT ALLEN - Port Allen Mayor Roger Bergeron told the city council that as of Aug. 1 and lacking a trash service rate increase, the city stands to lose about $316,000 during the four years left in its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions.

Bergeron attributed the loss to a $3.29 cost gap between what the city charges residents for trash service and what the city pays to Progressive Waste each month.

The Advocate reports residents currently pay $17 a month for trash pickup.

Bergeron says Progressive rates jumped Wednesday from $19.49 to $20.29 per month for each of the 2,007 households it services.

Bergeron suggested the council consider renegotiating the current contract as a means of reducing its loss.

The council gave no indication about when it would make a final decision.

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