THE CITY OF NEWPORT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC FORUM ON THE CURBSIDE COMPOSTABLES SERVICE PROPOSED BY THOMPSON’S SANITARY SERVICE
The City Council of the City of Newport will hold a public forum to hear input from citizens regarding the curbside compostables service that has been proposed by Thompson’s Sanitary Service. The forum will be held on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 P.M., in the City Council Chambers at the Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport.
If the proposed curbside compostables service is approved, Thompson’s Sanitary Service will provide an additional bin to its residential customers which will be dedicated to food waste and yard debris. The service would provide curbside collection of yard and food waste, and extend the life of the landfill by reducing the volume of material being deposited there. This additional service is proposed to add $6.59 per month to the existing residential customer bills. Customers may be able to reduce their cost for trash pickup if this service allows households to reduce the size of their containers or the frequency of pick-up for whatever isn’t yard or food waste.
On Tuesday evening, representatives from Thompson’s Sanitary Service will be making a presentation on the proposed compostables program, and the City Council will be asking for public opinion or comment on it. The Council anticipates taking action on the request from Thompson’s Sanitary Service to add this service to its residential accounts at its meeting of Monday, March 3, at 6:00 P.M.