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Waste Management Wins New Contract with Lockport, N.Y.

The Lockport, N.Y. town board awarded a three-year refuse and recycling contract to Waste Management. The contract has two, two-year options. It will commence in January 2017.

The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal has the details:

According to Supervisor Mark Crocker, Waste Management offered a year-one price of $911,464, which breaks down to $162.24 per household for curbside collection of trash and recyclable materials.

Ten years ago, Crocker said, the annual cost per household was $210. The fee this year is $183.98, almost $22 more than Waste Management will charge under new contract terms.

The town retained its existing trash volume limit — up to six bags or cans per week per property — while ordering every-other-week recycling collection in large, wheeled and lidded carts. The new deal with Waste Management represents "a substantial savings for the entire Town of Lockport," Crocker said.

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