I’m excited that City Council is exploring One Street, One Truck! The Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee did an excellent job of explaining how this system could work (see page 22 of the Dec. …
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I’m excited that City Council is exploring One Street, One Truck! The Arvada Sustainability Advisory Committee did an excellent job of explaining how this system could work (see page 22 of the Dec. 10 city council agenda packet for a copy of the presentation).With this system, only one truck would drive down each street. The important positives to me are:1) Decreased cost. Currently, people who live in HOAs pay less for trash ($8-15/month) than people who don’t have a HOA to negotiate on their behalf ($20-29/month).2) Decreased road damage. We currently have 11 haulers driving around Arvada — the weight of all these trucks takes an enormous toll. 3) Affordable recycling. Currently, Arvada only recycles 13 percent. This is because we have to pay extra to recycle. With a contract,recycling would be included.4) Better air quality. We would see a lot less pollution from a reduced amount of trucks, and this would be better for our health.This is what Arvadans want. The last city survey showed that 64 percent of Arvadans support this.Before we know exact details, the city will get bids from trash haulers. Until then, we won’t have exact price points. I’m excited that the city is exploring this so that we can know more details about costs and what would be included in the contract. Thank you to the City of Arvada for exploring this common sense solution!
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