Trash, recycling pickup rates raise in DeWitt

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City Council meeting on Oct.27, 2015

City Council meeting on Oct.27, 2015

By Diamond Henry
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter

DEWITT — At the city of DeWitt’s City Council meeting on Oct. 27, the Granger company was present as part of an annual review of its trash-hauling services for the city.

Granger has been partnered with the city for recycling and waste management for three years via a public competitive bid, according to city administrator Daniel Coss.

Granger services is a Lansing-based company and provides services throughout Michigan and other states. The energy they collect from the waste around mid-Michigan, according to the review, provides 14,000 homes with electricity.

According to Granger’s annual review, the amount of DeWitt households using Granger services has increased from 1,540 to 1,585.

The amount of recycling also went up.

Curb recycling rates went from 87 percent, which is 1,278 carts in June 2014, to 95 percent, which was 1,516 carts in October 2015.

Granger does not accept glass recycling due to the safety of workers, according to Granger representative Sean McHugh, but the city of DeWitt has glass drop-off bin at the Department of Public Services, located at West Main Street.

Department of Public Services

Department of Public Services at 907 Main St.

Granger also has a bulk item service in DeWitt that operates once a week. This service started in July 2013.

As for the future of the partnership, the three-year contract is ending on June 30, 2016, according to Coss.

“We do have a provision for a two-year contract extension and we’re in talks with that right now,” said Coss. “If we do not extend it, we will bid it out again and then just see what happens.”

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