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Since June 2019 those services have been handled under a competitively-bid contract by Waste Management Inc.
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Its contract expires at the end of August 2024 and recently it gave notice that it would not exercise its option for an additional year of service at the current pricing. Here’s a link to its Letter of non-renewal.
First, there will be no interruption of services. There will be a new contracting process to ensure continuity of services at the best negotiated price for all eligible township residences.
Yes, and based on the experiences to date of other Pennsylvania municipalities, including those in our area (prime example is South Whitehall where new contract rates soared 62% , it would be unsurprising if the new fees are not significantly higher than the current rate, and quite possibly double. The Township will do everything possible to include in the bidding process every Pennsylvania licensed, qualified hauling contractor.
No. Apartments/condominiums/private communities (including manufactured home parks) and commercial businesses are not included in the Township contract.
No, that is not permitted under law.
Absolutely, through the public bidding and selection process.
That will be determined through the bidding and selection process; but it is quite possible.
The Township can request that as part of the bid conditions, but there is no guarantee at this time.
It is too soon to tell.