Republic Services Acquires the City of Carrollton’s Solid Waste Contract
The City of Carrollton’s solid waste and recycling contract with Waste Management was purchased by Republic Services, the second largest solid waste management provider in the United States according to the Fortune 500 list of top companies.
The agreement was signed on Saturday, December 1. Collection by Republic begins Monday, December 3 and residents will follow the same trash and recycling collection schedule.
“We’re excited to expand our footprint in the Carrollton area, as we continue to deliver on our growth through differentiation strategy,” a company spokesperson said. “Customers can expect a seamless transition, exceptional waste and recycling services, and an effortless experience,”
Laurie Garber, Administrative Services Director, said the City’s current contract with Waste Management is in effect until September 30, 2020 and Republic will assume that responsibility through the end of the contract.
“The City can expect business as usual,” said Garber. “Most of the drivers, dispatchers, and other staff from Waste Management were retained by Republic. Residents will be able to use their current carts for trash and recycling efforts, landfill access is not changing, and the routes are expected to remain the same.”
Residents may see Waste Management trucks on their route, but Republic will be rebranding the trucks in a phased approach over the coming year.
Collections normally scheduled for Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving Day holidays will continue to be picked up the following day, and collections for remaining days will be delayed by one day through Saturday. The 2018 and 2019 trash and recycling calendars can be accessed online at cityofcarrollton.com/recycling, or requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) pickups will continue to be handled by Waste Management’s At Your Door collection service online at wmatyourdoor.com or by calling 1-800-HHW-PKUP (1-800-449-7587) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For additional information or questions regarding residential solid waste and recycling, visit cityofcarrollton.com/solidwaste or contact the city of Carrollton Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 972-466-4950.