NORWALK, Conn. – An amendment to Norwalk’s contract with City Carting will save the city $2.5 million, Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord said Tuesday.
The Public Works Committee unanimously approved sending the amendment to the entire council to vote on next Tuesday. “It’s a no-brainer,” Councilman Jerry Petrini (R-District D) said.
City Carting began picking up Norwalk’s garbage July 1, 2012, in a 10-year contract with the city. That included an adjustment in the tipping fees at the transfer station.
The savings are based on an estimate of 30,000 tons a year being shipped out of the transfer station, Alvord said. The tipping fee was supposed to go up from $85 a ton to $87.55 a ton as of July 1, but instead are going down to $84 a ton.
“Bob Barron, up in the finance department, put a net present value of $2.1 million on this,” Alvord said. “If you add this all up it’s $2.5 million – savings.”
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