The City of Sylvania administration has negotiated an updated refuse and recycling contract with Republic Services, our current contractor. The updated service contract was negotiated with almost no rate increase from the current cost for the next five years.
Several years ago, our curbside recycling contract with Republic Services was renegotiated to deliver a recycling cart to each household in the City. The covered carts ended the problem of recycled newspaper and other materials blowing around the neighborhoods. These carts also made the collection process more efficient for Republic by allowing a truck mounted mechanical arm to lift and empty the carts.
The same update has now been negotiated with Republic Services for our refuse collection. The City of Sylvania will be converting from can/bag collection to automated refuse collection to complement our already existing automated recycling collection service. The refuse carts will make the refuse collection process more efficient and cost effective, and are being furnished by Republic.
A 95-gallon refuse cart will be delivered to each residential customer at no charge as part of the new contract. This is in addition to the existing recycling cart already at your residence. Like the recycling carts, these new wheeled carts are designed to hold up to 95 gallons of refuse, and are scheduled to be delivered to residents beginning the week of Monday, September 27, 2021.
Each cart will have a packet of information with guidelines for collection service along with specific start dates for using the cart. Since the distribution of the carts is occurring the week prior to the City's unlimited pickup, please feel free to put out old refuse containers for collection on your service day the following week if you no longer want them.
Recycling will remain every other week as it is now. However, Republic will no longer collect all recycling during the same week. Some residences will move to the opposite week of what they currently are now. The City will be divided into two (2) collection weeks. Information on the new collection weeks will be included in the information that accompanies your cart when it is delivered.
Additional tags for extra refuse bags are available for purchase for $2.25 per tag and bulk item tags are available for $12.50 per tag from City Hall.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the City of Sylvania Utility Office at 419- 885-8733 or email at email@example.com .