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Automated Solid Waste Jan 10, 2010
 

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The presentation on Automated Solid Waste made to the Franklin, MA Town Council on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010.

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    Automated Solid Waste Jan 10, 2010 Automated Solid Waste Jan 10, 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Automated Solid Waste Collection Franklin Department of Public Works January 20 th , 2010
    • System Automation
      • 2 Carts per household (65 Gallons each)
        • 1 for Recycling
        • 1 for Trash
      • No charge for carts
      • Pickup schedule will remain the same (Initially)
      • Curbside yard waste pickup will remain (6x per year )
      • Curbside holiday tree pickup will remain (1x per year)
      • Curbside pickup of one bulky item per week (via call-in)
      • Residents can still Opt-Out (designate an alternate hauler)
      • Additional fees for CRT monitors and TVs, large metal items and appliances remain
    • Single Stream Recycling
      • One cart for all recycling
      • No need to separate recyclables
      • Additional recyclable materials
      • No more leaking containers
      • Recycling carts are distinguished
      • by a yellow lid
    • Added Benefits of System Automation
      • Lifetime maintenance for carts
        • No additional Cost ($10 per year value)
        • No need to purchase trash cans in the future ($15 - $70 a piece)
      • Improved customer service
        • With the addition of cart RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) , we are able to monitor the pickup times and verify collection.
      • Improved service during inclement weather
      • Clean & Neat
        • Standardization of carts and collection
        • Reduced roadside litter from, weather, malfunctioning containers, poor curbside procedures
    • VS
    • High Use Options
      • Additional trash and recycling cart service is available
        • Recycling cart $75 per year
        • Trash cart $150 per year
      • Overflow Stickers are available
        • $3 per sticker (available at DPW and Town Hall)
    • Estimated Savings over Current System 55% Schools 42% Municipal Buildings 11-20% Curbside Trash & Recycling
    • Reasons for Savings
      • Automation – enables reduced collection costs
      • Increased Recycling Rates
        • Reduced cost per ton
      • Eliminates imported trash
      • Eliminates Opt-Out issues, excess trash and non-paying residents
      • Reduced water weight of trash
    • Municipal and School Savings
      • Improved Cost Control
        • Priced per cart
        • Increased Recycling = Increased Savings
        • Lower Cost per Cart Pickup - $0.95 vs. $8
    • Current and Proposed Costs * Applies current surplus for FY 2011, 2012 Free Free Large Rigid Plastic $ 25.00 $ 25.00 Microwave Large Free Free Microwave Small (counter top) Free Free Chair/Table smaller item Free Free Sofa/large item $ 25.00 $ 25.00 Grills large Free Free Grills small (table top) $ 25.00 $ 25.00 Appliance $ 30.00 $ 25.00 Freon Appliance $ 35.00 $ 25.00 TV 26" and up $ 25.00 $ 25.00 TV up to 25" $ 3.00 N/A Overflow Bag $ 75.00 N/A Extra Recycling Cart Annual Fee $ 150.00 N/A Extra Trash Cart Annual Fee $ 220.00 $ 244.00 Fee* Curbside Proposed Curbside FY 2010 Item
    • Where do we go from here?
      • Contract with a qualified hauling company
        • Vertical Integration for improved service, price and customer service
      • Purchase and distribute trash and recycling carts
        • Cost is amortized over 5 years
        • Maintenance, RFID and Interest included
    • Automated Single-Stream Collection is successfully operating in
      • Billerica, Tyngsboro, Holden, Mansfield, Burlington, Tewksbury, Lowell, Norwood, Dedham, North Attleboro, Hubbardston, Fall River, Newburyport, Newton, Amesbury, Easton, Attleboro, Boston, Woonsocket, Warwick, Middletown