Palm Coast - Palm Coast residents can tell city leaders what their preferences are for the next garbage and recycling service by taking a community-wide survey that is available starting today through March 31.
The survey is available to take online on Palm Coast Connect at palmcoastconnect.com and the city website at palmcoastgov.com. Paper versions will also be delivered in utility bills and be available for in-person participation at the Palm Coast City Hall, located at 160 Lake Avenue, and the Palm Coast Community Center, located at 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Residents with paperless billing will receive a link in email. In April, all survey results will be analyzed and presented to the City Council.
The City's current solid waste and recycling services contract with Waste Pro ends on May 31, 2022. Under that contract, residents' garbage is picked up twice a week, yard waste is picked up once a week and recycling is picked up once week. The rate is currently $20.36 per month.
The survey asks a variety of questions relating to the frequency of pickup; recycling costs and rewards; overall impression of services and more.
"We encourage all residents in Palm Coast to fill out the survey so they can have a voice in helping their leaders decide on a contract in the coming months," said Cynthia Schweers, Director of Citizen Engagement. "Our residents are paying for this important service and we want to make sure that we communicate their wants and needs as we move forward in the selection process."
The City plans to host a virtual town hall meeting on March 19 with Schweers, Mayor Milissa Holland and a consultant from NewGen Strategies & Solutions to show what has changed in the industry and answer solid waste related questions. Residents can submit questions on palmcoastconnect.com now through March 16.
The City is working with the consultant to assess the current contract and to prepare to put a bid out in May for a new waste contract.
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