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