SALAMANCA – City residents will have the ability to get rid of large amounts of waste, as they have in previous years, now that city officials have voted to accept the low bid for removal of garbage during upcoming clean-up days.
The low bid, from Casella Waste Systems for $135 per ton of trash, was accepted, to include items that contain Freon at no additional cost. Dates for the pickup have not been set.
Residents who want to participate are asked to sign up before the program date and pay a $30 fee to the city comptroller. Those who will be participating are asked to have the traditional mounds of trash at the curb after Memorial Day, it is expected that the collection dates will be the first week in June.
Clamor from a handful of residents brought reminders from Mayor Carmen Vecchiarella that everything is going as planned, and work will progress at a quicker pace once the asphalt plants are open and making material to fill the holes.
“Every day it is not raining, we will be out patching holes,” Public Works Superintendent Pat Reed said.
Two of the worst roads in the city – Center and Summit streets – will be completely rebuilt as soon as weather and contracts allow, Vecchiarella said. Bids should be received in about a month, he said.