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Gardner Disposal Will Be New Residential Trash Haul Beginning December 31st
Since 2012, the City of Edgerton has contracted with Deffenbaugh Industries to provide residential solid waste collections services. That contract ends on December 31, 2014. In August, City Council directed staff to solicit bids for residential solid waste collection through a formal public bid process. On November 20, Edgerton City Council approved Gardner Disposal to be the exclusive residential solid waste collector within the City of Edgerton beginning in 2015.
The current contract with Deffenbaugh sets the monthly rate at $13.66 per customer. City Council passed a resolution in 2011 to reduce the contracted cost by 50%; therefore, residents pay $6.83 per month per dwelling. The monthly rate for Gardner Disposal is $15.00 per customer. The City Council will consider a resolution to reduce the monthly cost by 50%. If approved, the monthly charge per customer would be $7.50, an increase of only $0.67 per month per customer.
To prepare for the new trash service, Gardner Dispoal has begun delivering one trash and one recycling cart to each resident. Please continue to use your Deffenbaugh container through December 26, 2015. Trash service with Gardner Disposal will begin Wednesday, December 31st. From that date forward, trash collection day will be Wednesday. City staff will be working closely with Gardner Disposal Services regarding the transition of haulers. The transition will require the pickup of all existing trash containers provided by Deffenbaugh and the delivery of new trash containers provided by Gardner Disposal. In addition, the day of trash collection has not been set. The City will use water bills, city newsletter, website, etc. to get information out about the transition to residents. Interested residents will be asked to sign up for any additional services needed such as additional carts (trash or recycle), smaller size of carts, houseside collection, etc.
New Dining Program for Edgerton Seniors
Beginning January 6, 2014, a hot, healthy lunch will be available Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - Noon for seniors age 60+. This program is offered through the Johnson County Human Services Department. Meal orders are placed by calling the Gardner Senior Center at 913.856.3471 before 11 a.m. the day before you want the lunch; then stop by City Hall the next day to pick up your lunch. The suggested donation is $3 per meal; however, no one will be denied service due to their inability to pay. To register for the program, call 913.715.8886.