City Carting contract amendment to save Norwalk $2.5 million

Your trash will be less expensive come July 1, Norwalk Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord said.

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.”


3 responses to “City Carting contract amendment to save Norwalk $2.5 million”

  1. Jlightfield

    Why would Norwalk accept a rate that is $20+ more per ton? Than the going rate. It would be apparently cheaper to just haul our garbage to Bridgeport and pay their commercial rate.


  2. LWitherspoon

    How did this amendment come about? Why are the tipping fees going down? Was it negotiated or part of the original contract?

  3. Don’t Panic

    Because paying higher tipping fees was part of the cost justification for getting rid of our municipal trash removal employees. Set the bar high and every “savings” after that looks like a win.

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