Hed: Calhoun City chooses Calhoun County to haul waste

Hed: Calhoun City chooses Calhoun County to haul waste

CALHOUN CITY – Calhoun City aldermen voted Tuesday to dump an offer to renew a contract with Waste Management Inc. and to pick up an offer from the waste collection and disposal operation run by Calhoun County.

Ben Logan, a Tupelo attorney who has been advising the city on its waste contract disputes with Waste Management, made a 20-minute presentation to the board on a response the company made earlier this month to complaints the city had over price hikes tied to the Consumer Price Index and volume estimates on residential pickup in the city.

The city was waiting on proposals from six different companies on the contract to pick up the city’s residential waste and to set a basic rate structure for the pickup and disposal of any commercial or industrial businesses that also would like to switch waste haulers.

For the city, the switch will mean a cost decrease for residential waste pickup and hauling over its current contract with Waste Management, which expires at the end of this month, Logan said.

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