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Newnan extends with GFL Environmental


  • By Joe Adgie
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  • Jun. 20, 2022 - 4:25 PM

Newnan extends with GFL Environmental

The Newnan Times-Herald

GFL Environmental will continue to pick up refuse and recycling for its residential customers in the city of Newnan.

Last Tuesday, Newnan City Council unanimously approved a five-year contract with GFL starting Jan. 2, which will include the collection of glass as part of the recycling agreement.

The contract includes a $10.45 monthly rate for weekly residential refuse and $6.50 per month for recycling, including glass bottles and jars.

For backdoor service for those not demonstrating a disability or a medical hardship, the monthly rate is $25.25 for weekly refuse and $25.25 for weekly recycling.

Not included in the contract is brush and bulk pickup. That will be handled by the city of Newnan.

There were two other bids for Newnan’s solid waste contract.

The first, from Amwaste of Georgia, would have included a $17.18 monthly rate for weekly residential refuse and $6.52 for weekly recycling but without glass bottles and jars. For backdoor service, the weekly residential rate would have been $26.43 for refuse and $15.77 for recycling.

The third bid, from Coastal Waste and Recycling, would have included a $17.40 monthly rate for weekly residential refuse. For recycling, without glass, the monthly rate would have been $11.60 and with glass, the rate would have been $12.83.

For backdoor service, the rate would have been $22.81 for refuse and $17.01 for recycling. A $5 monthly discount would have been provided to seniors.

The vote ends the city of Newnan’s lengthy efforts to obtain a new sanitation vendor by the start of the calendar year. The city’s existing sanitation contract with GFL Environmental runs out at the end of the 2022 calendar year.

Currently, GFL has 10,043 household customers. By city ordinance, all residential property owners are required to utilize the GFL garbage collection service. Most customers utilize curbside service, but 379 customers have requested – and pay for – backdoor collection.

Each residential customer is provided with one 95-gallon can for garbage, but those interested can request a second can.

The existing contract with GFL Environmental came into effect in January 2018.