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Leon County commissioners renew waste-removal contract with Waste Pro

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 18:23:18-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Despite some double-digit price increases, Leon County says it's sticking with the company that currently handles the county's trash.

The county had received complaints that Waste Pro fees were not consistent, and the contract had come up for renewal.

County Commissioner Brian Desloge acknowledged how important a job waste management is to the city.

“It’s a very important job, and if we have problems, they are big problems,” Desloge said. “When we transitioned into this provider, there was a lot of getting adjusted type of things, and it was hard, and we don’t want to re-create that if we don’t have to.”

The new contract offers a consistent cost projection to customers and has as an option for the city to terminate contract if service is poor.

Commercial businesses can expect to see an increase of about 35 percent.

The new contract will last for another three years. The board will conduct quartet reports with Waste Pro to monitor progress.

FCC environmental services was the other company up for the bid against Waste Pro.