West Point negotiating solid waste contract

Asia Ashley

April 11, 2014

Curbside recycling could soon be available to West Point residents upon completion of a new solid waste contact with the city.

West Point officials had issued proposal requests for solid waste services and are now working on a contract with C&C Sanitation that will offer both garbage and recyclable curbside pickup at no cost increase to customers, according to City Manager Ed Moon. Residents currently pay $17.54 per month for curbside trash pickup.

Customers could receive additional cans at a cost of $10.00 per can.

Moon said premium service is will also be available under the new contract, which would allow trash and recyclables to be picked up from residents’ back door. This service would be free to the elderly and handicapped, but be an additional cost to other residents who desire the service. Non-elderly or handicapped residents would pay $25.00 per month for the premium service.

All details of the contract is expected to be available at the next work session on April 29.

In other business, council reviewed a resolution that would allow the city to acquire land near the Chattahoochee River near the West Point River Park.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) donated 100 acres of park space to the city that is to be used for passive recreational purposes and to allow for a green way trail system along the Chattahoochee River, said the contract.

The city and TPL will both share the conservation of land on a neighboring 23 acres of land in a conservation easement agreement also in the resolution.

These two sections of land, according to the resolution, are “key elements in a larger vision for a proposed riverwalk that would link the Georgia DOT Welcome Center at I-85 to West Point Lake.”