Community Waste Disposal will be Southlake’s new trash and recycling provider after Southlake City Council approved a contract Aug. 1.

What’s happening?

Southlake will transition from Republic Services to Community Waste Disposal. The new five-year contract takes effect Oct. 1. Residents will see a $0.50 rate increase, which reflects the rising cost of collection.

Most service rates for commercial clients will either remain unchanged or slightly decrease, according to city officials.

The details

Community Waste Disposal’s scope of services includes manual trash collection twice a week; weekly recycling collection; unbundled brush collection; and bulk collection twice a week.

The contract also includes curbside household hazardous waste and used electronics recycling, unlimited tied and bundled brush collection, and monthly litter crews that will pick up and dispose of litter throughout the city.

How we got here

Republic Services notified city staff in March they would not be seeking a contract renewal under the existing contract terms and conditions—specifically eliminating their practice of manual garbage collection services, according to the agenda item.

City staff received proposals from Republic Services to Community Waste Disposal in June. Council unanimously authorized staff to negotiate the terms of a contract with Community Waste Disposal for trash and recycling services.

Southlake’s contract with Republic Services expires Sept. 30.

Quote of note

“We’ve heard from the residents in our community,” Council Member Randy Williamson said. “When we were looking at a new contract, we wanted to maintain the same high level of service, and we delivered. We are looking forward to doing business with [Community Waste Disposal] and are excited to welcome them to Southlake.”

What’s next?

Southlake’s trash and recycling webpage will provide updates as the change nears.