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Jan 2, 2013 5:09 AM by AP

Report: Parish can save on trash collection

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.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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