By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 08/19/14, 10:44 PM PDT | Updated: 11 hrs ago
SAN BERNARDINO >> The city is expected to expand its waste-hauling service and gain new revenue with the expiration of franchise agreements for two long-standing companies working here.
Public Works Director Tony Frossard said the city, which is in bankruptcy, stands to gain about $750,000 annually, though not immediately, from taking over the waste-hauling services after this year’s expiration of one existing small business franchise, Cal Disposal, and the anticipated discontinuation of Burrtec’s trash hauling service in the city.
The City Council, several years ago, decided to end franchise agreements for both companies and each expired earlier this year. The city decided to continue Burrtec’s franchise agreement on a month-to-month basis, which Frossard said he anticipates to end by next summer.
“I would say that service would be terminated by June 30, 2015,” Frossard said. “It could be before that.”
Frossard said the anticipated revenue, over time and with the revenue from Burrtec’s former service customers, would be used toward new trucks and resources for trash hauling operations.
While Cal Disposal represents 1 percent of the trash service in San Bernardino, Burrtec’s operations represent 2 percent of all trash hauling services in San Bernardino, and the company also has a $3 million annual contract with the city for recycling, Frossard said.
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