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Recology Could Be Santa Rosa, Calif.’s New Hauler

If approved, Recology would replace the city’s current hauler, The Ratto Group.

The Santa Rosa, Calif., City Council is set to vote on a deal this week that the city has struck with Recology to be the exclusive provider of garbage, recycling and organic collection services beginning January 1, 2018. If approved, Recology would replace the city’s current hauler, The Ratto Group.

With the contract, residential customers would see a monthly increase of about 58 percent for collection services and commercial customers would see a monthly increase ranging between 154 percent and 223 percent for collection services.

The Press Democrat has more details:

The curbside collection rates that most Santa Rosa residents pay are set to soar nearly 60 percent under a proposed 15-year contract the city has negotiated with the San Francisco-based garbage company buying its current hauler, The Ratto Group.

The city this week released details of the agreement it has struck with Recology to be the exclusive provider of the garbage, recycling and organic waste pickup services to approximately 55,000 residential and commercial accounts beginning Jan. 1.

If approved by the City Council, the deal is expected to generate $49 million in annual revenues for Recology, or $735 million over the life of the contract. The company would pay the city a 14 percent franchise fee, which would pump $7 million annually into the city’s coffers, or $105 million over the life of the agreement.

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