Apr 30, 2013 8:33 AM by AP
The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has two options on the table on how to handle residential trash pickup.
They are renewing the parish's five-year contract with Progressive Waste Solutions or running its own residential garbage collection program.
In February, Progressive presented the jury with a contract renewal proposal boasting more than $1 million in potential savings if garbage collection is reduced from twice-a-week to once-a-week.
A report from private consultant claims the parish could save approximately $4.9 million within the first eight years of implementing its own waste management program has some jurors frowning on Progressive's deal.
The Advocate reports the jury is expected to vote at its May 14 meeting.