Colleyville to consider options for trash removal services as five-year contract nears end

trash cans and garbage truck.
The city's current contract allows for trash pickup twice a week, recycling pickup once a week, household hazardous waste pickup by appointment and seasonal leaf recycling. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city's current contract allows for trash pickup twice a week, recycling pickup once a week, household hazardous waste pickup by appointment and seasonal leaf recycling. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Colleyville City Council discussed trash removal service options at a work session on Jan. 4 as the city’s current contract draws to a close later this year.

Colleyville’s contract with Community Waste Disposal ends on Oct. 31, leaving room for negotiations and outside bids in the coming months, according to city documents.

The current contract allows for trash pickup twice a week, recycling pickup once a week, household hazardous waste pickup by appointment and seasonal leaf recycling.

The city has a five-year contract with Community Waste Disposal and is able to renew for two additional three-year terms, according to city documents.

Over the last few years, residents have seen an increase in their monthly trash and recycling rates, from $12.63 in 2017 to $16.14 as of Nov. 1, 2021.


Assistant city manager Adrienne Lothery told the council during the work session that the rate is likely to increase this year as well, due to labor shortages and landfill fees, among other factors.

Lothery said the city could renew the contract with Community Waste Disposal as it stands now, negotiate different terms with the company for the next contract or post a request for proposals to allow other waste removal services to submit bids in the spring. The city would need to provide a notice of contract termination to Community Waste Disposal before April 30, should Colleyville choose not to renew.

Potential changes the city could choose to negotiate include having contractor-provided residential garbage carts, meaning a waste disposal service would provide each household with a trash can, Lothery said. Community Waste Disposal currently provides and maintains residents with recycling carts, but not trash carts.
By Samantha Van Dyke
Samantha Van Dyke is Community Impact's DFW Metro Reporter. She previously served as managing editor of The Arkansas Traveler.