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San Ramon council unconvinced sticking with Waste Management is city's best choice

Original post made on Sep 13, 2018

After nearly three hours of deliberation at its regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council remains unconvinced that its current provider, Waste Management of Alameda County, was the best choice for managing San Ramon’s waste service needs, despite city staff’s recommendation that it would be.

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Posted by Karyne Ghantous
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 13, 2018 at 7:24 am

Go San Ramon! I am completely proud that this council is standing up for our environment. This discussion needs to be had by all cities. Measures to reduce waste, eliminate plastics and recycle are absolutely necessary for the future of our children and this planet. This City should be a leader in green measures all around. I am thrilled with the direction of this City under Joe Gorton, our new City Manager, so far he appears to be leading the council into actually considering the desires of the residents. The surveys the City has now adopted are well vetted and show the residents that careful consideration is being given to these decisions. Thank you Joe and the City Council for listening to our concerns and taking steps to protect our environment and future.

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Posted by NoWay
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Stick with Waste Mgmt! I have never had a problem with them. Another company with higher rates? NO NO NO!

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Posted by Vicky
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 14, 2018 at 10:38 am

The council also discussed the possibility of -- should they stick with Waste Management -- outsourcing its call center from San Ramon to Phoenix, a measure that would give the city an annual savings of $439,407 a year, or 2% per user.

If you are saying that the people do not care about the price why would you want to end San Ramon jobs and send them to Phoenix?

I care about the environment and Jobs and I have an issue in closing a call center in our community for our community. The council and waste management should be looking at other ways to save.

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