Palo Alto moves toward post-PASCO future

Customers may have to pay extra for side-yard collection and zero-waste efforts

To prepare for the search for Palo Alto's next waste hauler, the City Council unanimously -- with Councilman Bern Beecham absent -- agreed with 12 recommendations proposed by city staff Monday.

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Posted by Waste-Not
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:50 pm

> The city is having contract disputes with PASCO,
> but overall has been pleased with its service,
> Roberts said.

This certainly seems like good reason to look for a new vendor.

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Posted by John
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 30, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Prediction: Palo Alto will not find any company willing to fulfill its wishlist, at the price offered. This is just a negotiating ploy. PASCO will be back.

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Posted by Marvin
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Oct 30, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Knowing our city council and how they manage our money, they will end up finding a company that does half of what PASCO does now at twice the price.

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Posted by pessimist
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:30 am

I second Marvin's comment. I think PASCO's service is by far the best I've ever experienced, and I've lived in a LOT of different places. The amount we can recycle curbside is astounding! To top it off, they crews are always very pleasant and efficient. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

Ooopps, I just received the memo from the ideal world folks. We're not at zero waste (in spite of the progress we've steadily made) and we must at all costs get there by yesterday. I guess PASCO has got to go for some other company that has empty promises.

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Posted by Floyd S. Kessler
a resident of Green Acres
on Nov 20, 2007 at 10:39 pm

If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!

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