Ho-Ho-Kus December 23, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 5 Suburban Disposal receives five-year collection contract by Jennifer Crusco Suburban Disposal has received the contract for the collection of garbage and recyclable materials in the Borough of HoHo-Kus. The $2,205,000 five-year agreement calls for a payment of $441,000 per year for service to borough residents, businesses, and the K-8 public school on Lloyd Road. The new deal represents a savings over the current $583,956 one-year contract with Waste Management of New Jersey, Inc. At press time, borough officials were attempting to work out an agreement with Waste Management to ensure that the contractor would provide collection service to the entire borough on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The goal is to avoid a potential 11-day gap between collections for those who usually have the garbage picked up on Friday. Under the terms of the new contract, Ho-Ho-Kus residents will continue to have rear yard garbage collection with no limit on the number of containers twice a week from April 1 through Oct. 31, and once a week from Nov. 1 through March 31. The contract also includes a once a month “white goods” pickup for large items such as appliances and furniture, and twice a month collections of recyclables. Residents may also bring their recyclable materials to the Ho-Ho-Kus Department of Public Works site. The borough moved to once-a-week solid waste collections from Nov. 1 through March 31 as a cost-cutting move in the winter of 2004-05. Thirteen companies expressed interest in the most recent round of bidding, but only nine submitted proposals. Bidders were asked to submit prices for a series of scenarios. One scenario was twice a week rear yard garbage pickup all year. A second option was twice a week curbside collection all year. A third scenario concerned twice a week rear yard garbage collection during the summer, and once a week collection from Nov. 1 to March 31. Another option was twice a week curbside garbage collection during the summer, and once a week curbside collection from Nov. 1 through March 31. Additional scenarios involved the collection of recyclable materials from the curb or from the rear yard. Waste Management has been handling the collection work for the borough since the spring of 1999, when the Ho-Ho-Kus Council approved a resolution assigning the borough’s solid waste contract to the hauler, which purchased the assets of the previous company, Crystal Carting Corp. For many years, individual Ho-Ho-Kus homeowners each contracted separately with the borough’s waste hauler. In the 1990s, the borough aimed to consolidate the multiple contracts into one boroughsponsored agreement that would include rear yard pickup and “home side” recyclable collection. The borough opted to establish a solid waste utility, and residents began making quarterly payments to that utility for collection services in 1998. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the crew! ������������� ���� ����� ������� ���� ������� ASE Certified SHOTMEYER BROS. “We’re the Energy Experts!” 11 Crescent Ave., Waldwick • 201-445-2722 Randy’s Auto Repair CUSTOMER N 12-23-09----Randy’sXmas3x4 PPRECIATIO A 3col x 4” Ester... from Janine SantaSUVN98c381k.eps/art/chrstmas (MET1298/p31) HUGE ON SALE! SALE! EVERY ITEM 3 DAYS LEFT! 30 40 50 OFF %%Holiday Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30-8 Christmas Eve 9-5 Closed Christmas Day Adrian Jewelers Last Minute Shopping Great Selection of Gifts & Wishes % The Finest Heating Oil and Service Company in the Industry! AUTOMATIC DELIVERY! COMPLETE INSTALLATION! EMERGENCY SERVICE! Dependable, Reliable Service for Over 80 Years! Call Us Today! 973-427-1000 Donate canned and boxed food items and earn extra points. All major credit cards accepted North Jersey Food Bank 637 Wyckoff Ave • Wyckoff, NJ • 201-891-5588 FREE ENGRAVING • FREE LAYAWAY WE BUY GOLD!!!