Scottville to talk Republic Services contract extension, higher recycling rates

March 30, 2019 GMT

SCOTTVILLE — Recycling charges are continuing to increase across the nation, and on Monday, Scottville city commissioners will consider extending the city’s contract with waste management company Republic Services at a higher rate.

Republic is asking for another three-year contract with the city, and under the contract, an additional $8,046 would be spent by the city annually to cover the collection of recyclable materials. Additionally, there is a 3-percent refuse fee of $1,894 that will be added to the total, bringing the cost of Republic’s services up from $66,473.19 in 2018 to $76,358.02 in 2019.

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