Jan 2, 2013 5:09 AM by AP
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish could save about $4.9 million within the first eight years of operating a residential garbage collection program, according to a report.
The report came from solid waste consultant John Nix.
The parish currently contracts its twice-a-week trash collection with Progressive Waste Solutions. More than 9,800 residential homes are served by the company.
The police jury is faced with a 4 percent increase in garbage collection as it considers renewing the contract with Progressive.
If approved, residential monthly fees for garbage collection would go from $18 to $18.72.
Parish administrator Jim Bello says the contract with Progressive expires in February of 2014.
The police jury hired Nix before making a decision about a new contract with Progressive.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com