Details regarding agreement with Republic Services

The Village of Swanton strives to protect the health, safety, and public welfare of our residents. Recently, there were concerns raised regarding the current residential waste and recycling hauling agreement within the Village of Swanton. Below is a general summary of current agreement; it is not intended to be all encompassing regarding the agreement or potential concerns raised. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Village Administrator for more discussion.

The current residential waste and recycling hauling agreement, which went into effect in 2019 after months of negotiation and discussion at Council Meetings, is between the Village of Swanton and Republic Services; this agreement will run until 2024. The rates are listed below for the term of the agreement. The Village of Swanton does not generate any revenue from this agreement. The agreement also includes containers used at the biannual bulk drop off days; this service is of no additional charge for Village of Swanton residents.

 July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
$ 16.04$ 16.52$ 17.02$ 17.53$ 18.06

The agreement between the two is an exclusive franchise for residential properties. This means a single hauler collects the materials within the Village of Swanton for residential properties. Industrial and commercial units are exempt from within the franchise agreement.

Benefits of exclusive franchises include but are not limited to: uniform pricing at a reduced rate, reduced truck traffic, prolonged street life, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The Village of Swanton is able to negotiate a reduced rate and lock in those rates for multiple years. Further, this last round of negotiations, the Village urged Republic Services to include one bulk pick up at the curb per quarter. The reduced truck traffic contributes to reduced wear and tear of streets pavement, increasing life of streets and reducing maintenance costs.

If you have questions about your Republic Services bill or operations, you are welcome to contact them directly at 1.800.243.3429.

If you would like to speak to someone at the Village of Swanton about your questions and/or concerns you are welcome to contact Rosanna Hoelzle, Village Administrator via email or phone: or 419.826.9515.

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