Harrison and City of Carpinteria Reach 20-Year Agreement
Harrison Industries will continue to serve residential, commercial and industrial customers in Carpinteria for up to the next 20 years.
The Carpinteria City Council unanimously approved the franchise agreement – with two five-year extensions added – at its Oct. 22 meeting. Under the contract, effective on Jan. 1, 2013, Carpinteria residents will continue to enjoy – at $22.30 per month – the lowest monthly trash, recycling and yard waste hauling rates in the Santa Barbara area. Curbside pickup will continue to be on Thursday.
Agreement features include a free sharps container mail-back program; free Christmas tree pickup; two free bulky item pickups per years; two household batter drop-off locations; and an annual household goods collection day.
Harrison will sort all city-owned street trash containers and continue to be involved in community cleanup projects.
Carpinteria's waste diversion rate currently stands at 71 percent, well above the state-mandated 50 percent. Harrison and the City's goal is to achieve 75 percent waste diversion by 2020.
"Negotiation is a win-win situation only possible when both sides have a common goal and getting the best price and the best service combined with high diversion numbers was a target that we all wanted to hit," said Harrison Vice President Jim Harrison. "We look forward to working with the businesses and residents of Carpinteria with exciting new improvements to existing programs, while planning for the future with exciting new recycling projects."