Town Council members last week selected the nation’s second largest solid waste and recycling provider, Republic Services, as the town’s new provider beginning Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2021.
The town’s bid request was the result of Waste Management’s Oct. 5, 2015 notice of an almost double residential price increase for the next five-year contract.
The May 16 council meeting was the second of the mandatory two readings during regular council meetings required to confirm the five-year contract.
Republic has pledged to donate $5,000 annually to the Keep Flower Mound Beautiful organization as part of their agreement with the town.
“We’re not looking for just a service provider, this is a partnership,” said Councilman Kevin Bryant.
The move from Waste Management to Republic is the second such switch this year by a local municipality. Lantana officials made the change in February.