Century Raises Garbage Rates

November 18, 2020

Century residents will see an increase on their garbage bill next month.

The town contracts with Republic Services to collect garbage within the town limits. Republic has a provision in their contract that allows them to increase the rates they charged the town earch December to match the Consumer Price Index. The town annually passes the rate increase directly along to residents.

That increase will amount to 3.4%, or about 80 cents, per customer, according to Interim Town Manager Vernon Prather.

Residential sanitation customers in Century will pay a monthly fee of $23.63.

Century renewed a five year contract with Republic Services in July.


8 Responses to “Century Raises Garbage Rates”

  1. A Alex on November 19th, 2020 8:04 pm

    I can see why their mayor was voted out

  2. Jim Stanton on November 19th, 2020 12:00 am

    Nice of them to raise the rate and then forget to pickup the garbage today.

  3. William Reynolds on November 18th, 2020 7:40 pm

    “Wonder what the ECUA bid was. Or weren’t they allowed to bid on the SAME BID SHEET.”

    ECUA was not given a chance to bid. They did not take bids…they just straight renewed a contract.

  4. A Alex on November 18th, 2020 6:55 pm

    Wonder what the ECUA bid was. Or weren’t they allowed to bid on the SAME BID SHEET.

  5. ensley boy on November 18th, 2020 12:46 pm

    Since the raise in fee is past down to the consumer, shouldn”t the consumer have a say in who Century contracts for the service.

  6. CW on November 18th, 2020 11:03 am

    I know someone who pays Republic $55 per quarter just outside of Atmore. It sounds like Century is acting as the middle man and adding an extra fee. Could Century residents just pay Republic directly and bypass the town?

  7. ????????????? on November 18th, 2020 9:10 am

    You don’t get free garbage with free gas????????????????

  8. David on November 18th, 2020 9:05 am

    Based on the CPI?
    Now there needs to be an audit of Republic.
    Do not tell that lie that based on the CPI they want to raise rates.
    Who does oversite of crap like this?
    They are screwing the consumers again with Junk Math.

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