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After a competitive bidding process for new trash and recycling contracts, the City Council authorized 5½-year contracts with Tennis Sanitation for residential recycling and Republic Services for residential trash and yard waste. Both proposals were ranked highest among our main criteria (economics, safety, education, environmental and qualifications), including the lowest price.
Through Maplewood’s organized solid waste collection system, the City has been able to help limit greenhouse gas emissions and divert waste from landfills. It’s lead to lower prices, reduced truck traffic, and community control over waste management decisions.
The new contracts begin January 1, 2020 and include improvements to the trash and recycling programs as follows:
Recycling and Trash Rates
While Maplewood maintains some of the Twin Cities’ lowest recycling and trash rates, residents will see slight increases in the new contracts due to some factors outside of our control. They include:
Recycling Rates (per household, per month)
The City adds the recycling fees to residential water bills.