Exploring Options for Garbage Pickup

Clinton City Manager Bill Ed Cannon reported to City Council this week on results of exploring bids for outsourcing Clinton’s garbage pickup services. He reported that he has received bids from Waste Management companies, at the request of City Council, and found that the cheapest bid for outsourcing trash services was around $400,000 annually. He said that after reviewing cost breakdowns, he believes Clinton could purchase a new one-arm truck that only requires one driver and, even with keeping both sanitation employees, would still save the city $61,000 per year. He noted that this includes the cost of the new truck.