The City of Youngsville and Waste Management have an ongoing contract for the pickup and removal of waste materials within the city. Every household and business must establish an account through city hall for waste removal. The only exception is when a business or resident opts to establish an individual contract for a dumpster. These arrangements are between the waste removal company and the business / resident.
Many citizens have requested a second trash cart to handle the volume of refuse generated by their family. The city was not equipped to properly document and then compensate Waste Management for this additional service. Citizens have been encouraged to recycle. For the majority of families that recycle, the volume of trash being thrown away and ending up in a landfill has been reduced drastically. So much so, that many people report the volume of trash they discard has been reduced to half of what it had been before. The City of Youngsville is a strong advocate of recycling. If you do not have a recycle cart, contact city hall and one will be delivered to your home. If you already have a recycle cart and desire a second recycle cart, you may purchase one for $42.00.
Cost of Waste Removal Standard residential services include the use of Waste Management provided trash carts. Waste Management charges the City of Youngsville a flat rate per trash cart customer and the city bills the individual customers for this service. The cost calculations for Waste Management are based on each customer having a single trash cart. The Waste Management costs include labor to remove the contents, transport the contents to a land fill, and then pay for offloading of materials at the land fill. The costs to the city are a reflection of the costs incurred by Waste Management to provide the service.
In those cases where a customer has more than one trash cart, Waste Management is not being compensated for the costs they incur for those “extra” carts. Waste Management is subject to paying for the removal, transport and landfill disposal without compensation. When Waste Management operating costs go up, the cost to the City of Youngsville goes up and eventually, the cost increases are passed on to the end users —the citizens of Youngsville.
Multiple Trash Carts The city is now able to record and bill for multiple trash carts. A survey of the city has been completed, and the addresses of those residents that have more than one Waste Management cart have been identified. This survey also uncovered the fact that some locations are using trash carts that are not owned by Waste Management. The only way the city can document and properly charge for this service is by requiring all trash containers to be owned and controlled by Waste Management. Starting April 1, 2012, Waste Management will no longer service trash carts that are not owned by Waste Management.
In order for Waste Management to be properly compensated for the service they provide, a fee of $10.00 per additional cart per month will be added to the trash pickup bills where more than one cart is in the possession of a resident. A list of these locations has been jointly produced by Waste Management and the City of Youngsville. Thus, if a resident has two (2) Waste Management carts, that resident’s trash pickup bill will increase by $10.00 per month. If a resident has three (3) Waste Management carts, that bill will increase by $20.00 per month ( 2 additional carts time $10.00 per cart). And, Waste Management will not service trash carts that have not been issued by Waste Management!
If a resident wants a second or third cart, he/she can contact city hall at 856-4181 to make that request. The additional cart(s) will be delivered during the following Friday, and the residential bill will be increased by $10.00 per month per additional cart. For those locations which have already been identified as having more that one Waste Management cart, the additional cart(s) will be picked up by the city if the resident calls city hall (856-4181) and confirms that the extra cart(s) is no longer desired. For those who have multiple carts, the monthly service fee will be increased for the April 2012 billing cycle
The original contract (signed December, 1999) with Waste Management allowed citizens to
purchase a second cart for $65.00. This option lasted until the contract maximum number of “second carts” had been purchased. Additionally, Waste Management depreciates trash carts in five years. Thus, for $65.00 those participants who purchased a second cart received at least 60 months (5 years) of having the capability of having the trash removed from a second cart without additional cost. For those individuals who purchased a second cart thirteen years ago, they received the additional removal capacity for 156 months without additional cost.
Those individuals who purchased a second cart, and who do not want to continue having the additional cart service can contact city hall at 856-4181 to have either the cart they own removed, or the Waste Management cart removed. Upon the eventual failure of any purchased cart, it will be replaced by a Waste Management owned cart There will be no refunds for carts being returned to the city.