Pacific’s Board of Aldermen moved forward with a plan to resume its bulky trash weeks in October.
The program allows residents to place items too large for the trash cans at the curbside for pick up by the city.
Bulky trash pickup, which last was offered in 2015, is being reinstated as a part of Mayor Steve Myers beautification plans.
A local contractor, Rich Gullet & Sons, will provide roll-off dumpsters and hauling necessary for the city’s bulk pickup day, with disposal fees coming at a negotiated rate with Waste Connections.
The agreement will allow Pacific to work with the contractor on a daily or even hourly basis, which was difficult to fit into the city’s regular operations with Waste Connections.
Rich Gullet & Sons quoted the city $100 per hour cost for the roll-off dumpster and truck while Waste Connections indicated disposal fees in the $40 to $45 per ton range.
The city has used Rich Gullet & Sons in the past for similar services. City Administrator Steve Roth said in the past it has worked well with the company.
The cost of the program depends on the amount of trash picked up.
Roth said, currently, $30,000 has been budgeted for the pickup days. He said there was no available information from the last pickup in 2015 to determine how much the city could expect to pay, but said the amount budgeted should be adequate.
Pickupd will take place the weeks of Oct. 8 and Oct. 15. The eastern part of the city will be done in the first week and the western in the second week.
Roth said more pickups will be scheduled if needed.
Notices will be sent with all city utility billing accounts and will be included on the newsletter, website and city’s Facebook page.
While it was proposed the city limit each household to six items, Alderman Herb Adams said the city has always done “no limit” pickups.
The board agreed and moved to remove the limit of six items from the pickup. The only limit is that no tires or hazardous materials would be picked up.