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Committee OKs Waste Management Contract Extension

Menominee will likely keep their current contract with Waste Management, with one notable change. The city’s Public Safety/Public Works Committee discussed several options for collecting bulk and landscape waste at their meeting Tuesday. City Manager Tony Graff introduced a proposal that would allow residents to dispose of their landscaping waste at a container placed at the Department of Public Works, which Waste Management would regularly empty for $80 per load. Graff said Waste Management would also allow residents to bring four items to the landfill for free four times each year as part of an effort to eliminate the city’s bulk items pickup. However, Mayor Jean Stegeman says that’s not a feasible option for everyone.
The committee ultimately agreed to a one-year extension of the existing contract with the addition of a landscape roll off container to be located at the DPW yard on 24th Avenue. Graff says a new schedule for landscape waste drop off days and times is still being discussed. The contract extension will be taken up by the full City Council Monday.

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