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

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

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