Similar to the successful gas and electric aggregation contracts negotiated by the Township on residents’ behalf, a similar contract will provide additional savings to residents on trash and recycling.
“The Board has always challenged our staff to ensure our services bring public value to our residents through their quality and efficiency and to find ways to save taxpayers money through collaborative efforts. This program is another great example of these expectations coming to fruition,” said Springfield Township Trustee Board Chairperson Gwen McFarlin.
These new savings are the result of Springfield Township’s participation in a collaborative solid waste and recycling effort with two additional Townships in a joint bid proposal.
Springfield Township, Colerain Township and Ross Township collaborated to aggregate approximately 40,000 households in an effort to garner favorable pricing for the required services. The three communities worked closely with the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District to request bids from all eligible service providers. After three public hearings, Rumpke was selected by Springfield Township as the lowest qualified bidder to provide residential curbside trash and recycling collection for residents. Residents can expect a lower bill as well as a rate-lock for a five-year period, beginning in April, 2016.
Waste Collection & Recycling Services
5-Year Locked-In Rate, Unlimited trash and recycling
5-Year Locked-In Rate, Limited trash and recycling ("One Can Plan")
*Prices are monthly. Base fees are fixed. No other environmental fees or surcharges shall apply, except for possible fuel cost adjustments based on an established formula.
The average Springfield Township household currently pays $20.79 for trash service and an extra $2.50 for recycling, not including surcharges. The new rates represent an average annual savings of $85 per household for the Unlimited Plan and include recycling service at no additional cost.
While an aggregated plan prevents households from selecting their own waste hauler, benefits include a reduced cost in monthly waste bills, an anticipated 20% increase in the Township’s recycling rate and greater restrictions over surcharges and fees charged by haulers. Under the new program, Rumpke will provide a 65-gallon wheeled recycling cart to all Springfield Township residents at no cost.
Residents will receive three mailers in advance of the service announcing the options and details of the improved service. A fact sheet will also be created to answer residents' questions. To view the informational slides and contract, visit http://www.springfieldtwp.org/363/Trash-and-Recycling-Services