News Flash

Town News and Updates

Posted on: June 15, 2022

New Waste Hauling Contract Approved

Republic Truck

The town stays with Republic Services for the next five years, saying they offered the best deal and service for waste hauling.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Matt Sheley at (401) 842-6543 or msheley@middletownri.com 


Republic Truck


NEW WASTE HAULING CONTRACT APPROVED 

 

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (JUNE 15, 2022) – Republic Services has a new five-year contract to handle waste and recycling for the town.


At a recent meeting, the Town Council approved the proposal, which was one of two submitted for a request for proposals from the town. Republic Service’s proposal was 15 percent less than the other bidder — MEGA/MTG Disposal.


The Phoenix, Arizona-based Republic Services has been handling the town’s curbside “Pay-As-You-Throw” hauling program for years after taking over for Waste Management.


Based on comments from several council members and town Recycling Coordinator Will Cronin, they were happy to have Republic Services back.


“I think it’s worked out very well and I think Republic has done an excellent job,” council President Paul M. Rodrigues said. “They’re extremely responsive, they’re very timely for the most part…(Cronin) has been extremely responsive and thank you for that.”


“Some of the drivers that drive for Republic are fantastic,” Santos said. “If they tip over the bucket and they know that it’s a senior living in that house, they will get out of the vehicle and and stand it up again.”


Although the new contract with Republic is somewhat higher than the prior agreement, no price increase is planned for the 2022-2023 “Pay-As-You-Throw” year, which begins Nov. 1. 


To participate, there’s a $141 user fee and special yellow bags must be used to dispose of household garbage. Recycling is taken away for free weekly and in season, yard waste is removed without cost to the subscriber. The town also holds multiple Bulk Waste Amnesty Days, where users can get rid of many larger items free of charge.


Cronin said the town and hauler are looking at a potential route change — moving the collection day in Easton’s Point up in the week for pickup. Currently, trash and recycling in that neighborhood in the southern section of town is collected Thursdays, which can cause some of the bins from short-term rentals to be left out too long.


Moving forward, several council members suggested the town do what it could to attract more “Pay-As-You-Throw” users. Councilman Dennis Turano suggested the town put together a flier and campaign to show how the program is truly the best deal going for trash service.


“We need to start thinking about how we increase that participation rate so that this program remains viable,” Rodrigues said.


For more information about the “Pay-As-You-Throw” program, visit https://mdl.town/CurbsidePAYT online.


Document Link: https://www.middletownri.com/DocumentCenter/View/5008/nycu-payt


####

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Town News and Updates

Lifeguards-2

Lifeguards Needed

Posted on: August 3, 2022
IMG_1006

Public Safety Camp A Success

Posted on: August 2, 2022
HEAD START JOB FAIR (Facebook Post) (1)

EBCAP Career Fair

Posted on: August 2, 2022
1

Election Day Ballot Shaping Up

Posted on: August 2, 2022
FullSizeRender

MHS Football Fundraiser Car Wash

Posted on: July 30, 2022
Victory Day-2

Town Offices Closed Monday, Aug. 8

Posted on: August 5, 2022
Beach Safety Riptides-2

Beach Safety Reminder

Posted on: August 4, 2022
CENTER AVENUE PAVING PROJECT-2

Center Avenue Paving Project

Posted on: August 2, 2022
Food Truck Beach Concert Series-2

Monday Beach Concert Series

Posted on: July 29, 2022
Surfers End Swimming-2

Swimming At Surfer's End

Posted on: July 28, 2022
Beach Safety Lifeguard

Beach Safety Reminder

Posted on: July 28, 2022
Booster

Boost Against COVID-19

Posted on: July 28, 2022
Town Council

Town Council Meeting On Aug. 1

Posted on: July 29, 2022
Recycle Right-4

Remember To Recycle Right!

Posted on: July 27, 2022
Surfers End Swimming-3

Swimming At Surfer's End Closed

Posted on: July 22, 2022
Molar Express-2

"Molar Express" On The Way

Posted on: July 26, 2022
image001

Middletown Police VIN Check Reminder

Posted on: July 22, 2022
image

RIDOT Catch Basin Cleaning

Posted on: July 22, 2022
Get Here Early-3

Get To The Beach Early

Posted on: July 22, 2022
Election Workers

Election Workers Needed

Posted on: July 25, 2022
image

Keep Them Safe

Posted on: July 25, 2022
Beach Safety Buddy-3

Beach Safety Reminder

Posted on: July 22, 2022
Heat-3

Catch A Break From The Heat

Posted on: July 20, 2022
70.257x125

Know Your Escape Route

Posted on: August 1, 2022
64.257x125

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Posted on: July 25, 2022
Regional Meeting 1

Come Hear More About Regionalization

Posted on: July 20, 2022
Regional Meeting 1

We Need Feedback From Students

Posted on: July 20, 2022
Pup-2

Pick Up After Your Pup

Posted on: July 19, 2022
image

RIDOT East Main Road Repairs

Posted on: July 14, 2022
image011

Steer Clear Of Downed Shorebirds

Posted on: July 13, 2022
image001

See Something, Say Something

Posted on: July 14, 2022
Vacancy-2

Board & Committee Members Needed

Posted on: July 13, 2022
Town Council-7

Regular Town Council Meeting July 18

Posted on: July 15, 2022
DSC09602

Some ARPA Money Committed To Schools

Posted on: July 13, 2022
MFD Logo

Firefighter Training

Posted on: July 8, 2022
Image 5

Seagull Rescued

Posted on: July 7, 2022
Regional Meeting 1

Regionalization Works

Posted on: July 13, 2022
Regional Meeting 1

Regionalization Works

Posted on: July 11, 2022
Lawrence Frank

Council Candidate Withdraws

Posted on: July 7, 2022
image001

Traffic Stop Nets Charges

Posted on: July 6, 2022
DSC09068

Fiscal 2023 Budget Approved

Posted on: July 5, 2022
DSC04773

"Where Am I?" Answer - July 2022

Posted on: July 8, 2022
DSC04710

"Where Am I?" -- July 2022

Posted on: July 6, 2022

Diseased Lindens Getting Removed

Posted on: July 5, 2022
7822 Regionalization FAQ

Frequently Asked Question Friday

Posted on: July 8, 2022
DSC05077

Paradise School Stairs Replacement

Posted on: July 1, 2022
DSC04920

Adapter Check

Posted on: July 1, 2022
Recycle Right-18

Recycle Right!

Posted on: July 5, 2022
The Town Of Middletown

Happy Fourth

Posted on: July 4, 2022
IMG_7144

Missing Dog Report

Posted on: June 29, 2022
IMG_0133

Middletown Election Races Set

Posted on: June 29, 2022
fourth graphic

Talk To Your Kids

Posted on: June 29, 2022
DSC04216

Local, State Races Start Filling In

Posted on: June 28, 2022
Screen Shot 2022-06-27 at 8.31.59 PM

Regionalization Survey Here

Posted on: June 27, 2022
DSC04190

Election Season Starts

Posted on: June 27, 2022
Get Boosted-8

Boost Up

Posted on: June 29, 2022
New Years-5

Town Hall Closed On July 4

Posted on: July 1, 2022
Regional Survey-2

Have Your Say About Regionalization

Posted on: June 24, 2022
How Are We Doing-4

Fill Out A Beach Survey

Posted on: June 27, 2022
MFD Logo

Have An Escape Plan

Posted on: June 24, 2022
MFD Logo

Tenga un plan de escape

Posted on: June 24, 2022
Regional Meeting 1

Be Heard On Regionalization

Posted on: June 23, 2022
English Save The Date

Save The Date!

Posted on: June 17, 2022
Spanish Save The Date

¡Reserva!

Posted on: June 17, 2022
Early Start-2

Town Council Meeting On June 20

Posted on: June 17, 2022
Volunteer-3

Thanks To Our Volunteers

Posted on: June 15, 2022
DSC08819

Reminder From Middletown Fire

Posted on: June 14, 2022
Screen Shot 2022-06-08 at 1.54.56 PM

Save The Date For Regionalization

Posted on: June 8, 2022
Screen Shot 2022-06-08 at 11.30.27 AM

Underage Drinking Is Never Safe

Posted on: June 10, 2022
Recycle Right-15

Recycle Right!

Posted on: June 8, 2022
Get Vaccinated-2

Never Too Late To Vaccinate

Posted on: October 12, 2021
Windmill in Field

Create an Account

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay connected!

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Keep in Touch

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016