Dripping Springs negotiating to keep Waste Connections for city trash collection

Dripping Springs City Council met May 19 and entered negotiations with Waste Connections Lone Star. (Courtesy city of Dripping Springs)
Dripping Springs City Council met May 19 and entered negotiations with Waste Connections Lone Star. (Courtesy city of Dripping Springs)

Dripping Springs City Council met May 19 and entered negotiations with Waste Connections Lone Star. (Courtesy city of Dripping Springs)

Dripping Springs will enter negotiations with Waste Connections Lone Star to continue services for city and residential waste collection.

The city issued a request for proposals for solid waste services within the city limits and received bids from four companies: Waste Connections Lone Star, Texas Disposal Systems, Frontier Waste and Central Texas Refuse.


After meeting in executive session, City Council unanimously selected Waste Connections Lone Star as a finalist and did not hold further discussion at the dais.

The current contract with Waste Connections Lone Star includes a franchise agreement in which the company remits 7% of funds earned through services to the city, which was an estimated $45,471 in 2019. The 7% figure is inline with other cities in the area, according to Dripping Spring documents.

If terms are finalized, an official contract will be presented to council for approval June 9, according to city documents.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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