F.C. Council Mulls Next Step In Outsourcing Trash Pickup

At its work session tonight, the Falls Church City Council was urged by City staff to O.K. a contract not to exceed $500,000 by mid-March to outsource trash and recycling services in the City beginning May 1. The contract would also involve acquisition of two 65-gallon, covered carts per household in the City, one for refuse and the other for recycling. The savings would total $149,757 annually and would relieve the City of having to maintain and upgrade it own fleet of collection trucks in future years.

With the Council’s blessing tonight, negotiations with American Disposal Services could be finalized for Council approval on March 8, City Engineer Bill Hicks told the Council tonight. The contract would be executed by March 31, and collections begin by May 1. An additional 60 to 90 days to manufacture the carts and distribute them to residents. Hicks also indicated how seven City employees currently working in waste management services for the City will keep their jobs by being redeployed to other functions.