While the City has an exclusive agreement with Waste Management, there is a five-year transition period required by State law. Businesses who currently use a hauler other than Waste Management may stay with that hauler for up to five years, until October 2027. At that time, those businesses must switch to Waste Management.
At any time during the five-year transition period, businesses may choose to switch to Waste Management, but may not switch to any other hauler. Once a business has switched to Waste Management, it must remain with Waste Management and cannot switch back to their original hauler or any other hauler.
All businesses using Waste Management will pay the same competitive rates negotiated by the City. Businesses using other haulers will pay whatever rates they have negotiated with their respective hauler.
Regardless of which hauler is used, all businesses must subscribe to collection service for trash, recyclables, and organic waste as required by City ordinance and State law.