For the first time in six years – since 2009 – Roselle Park residents will have two bulk pick-ups with one in the summer and the other in autumn.
The governing body approved Resolution 81-15 approved an $46,000 for two bulk pick-ups – each being $23,000 with including estimated costs for disposal.
The dates approved were:
The east and west sides of town are determined by Chestnut Street.
The additional bulk is an increase of just about $5.28 for every house assessed at $65,000, which is the normal assessed value used to determine impact on a household. Including an estimated cost of $24,000 for disposal costs used by the municipality, the increase for ever household would only be $10.79 in the municipal portion of property taxes. This estimate does not take into account that a second bulk might lessen the weight collected for each pick-up, thereby reducing the cost for disposal, of which weight is a factor.
Suburban Disposal, the borough’s vegetative (normal) garbage pick-up was the only bidder for the bulk pick-up.
A list of acceptable items will be published by the municipality before the first pick-up in June.