Erie County officials are wondering what people want from their waste collection services.
So they crafted an online survey and encourage all county residents to answer questions pertaining to price, providers and service levels.
"[We want] to see if the county can provide access to more waste collections services for a fair price,” said Lisa Beursken, the county’s solid waste district coordinator. “We are collecting information from the residents to figure out what the average household is paying per month, the types of services offered and to see if there is interest in curbside trash, yard waste and recycling services.”
Officials estimate county residents, on average, pay $66 per quarter today just for trash removal.
Earlier this year, they tried to implement a one-hauler system, meaning a lone provider would pick up all trash, recycling material and yard waste within Erie County’s borders.
Many Sandusky residents and city officials, however, slammed the plan, claiming a monopoly would occur and force other small haulers out of business.