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9/4/2018 : Update to Trash / Recycling with Republic Services



September 4, 2018

From: Melanie Baker, Service Director

To: Kent Residents

Dear Residents of Kent,

As per the brochure received last week from the City of Kent and Republic Services, residents of the City of Kent must call into Republic Services at 1-800-247-3644, to change, adjust or verify their current level of service. We apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation. This confirmation will assist all parties with updating billing records and assuring that each resident receives proper service as requested.

RESIDENTS MUST CALL REPUBLIC BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 TO VERIFY THEIR LEVEL OF SERVICE.

There are 5 levels of service. You will automatically be switched to the 95-gallon unlimited service until you call and adjust your service with Republic.

Here is the service breakdown and cost:

BAG SERVICE
The bag service will be $3.00 a bag. This fee covers the cost of the bag and pickup service. Bags can be purchased at Acme, Giant Eagle or at 930 Overholt. You will be billed from Republic for your recycling at $6.50 per month.

30 GALLON SERVICE
The fee for this service is $12.50 for trash and $6.50 for recycling for a total cost of $19.00 / month.

60 GALLON SERVICE
The fee for this service is $12.75 for trash and $6.50 for recycling for a total cost of $19.25 / month.

95 GALLON SERVICE
The fee for this service is $14.75 for trash and $6.50 for recycling for a total cost of $21.25 / month.

95 GALLON UNLIMITED SERVICE
The fee for this service is $16.75 for trash and $6.50 for recycling for a total cost of $23.25 / month.

The pickup and handling of recycling will continue to happen through the Portage County Solid Waste District. The billing for recycling will be administered through Republic. This fee will be incorporated into your trash bill received from Republic Services as described above.

The City of Kent starting with the October 2018 billing will no longer be including a recycling fee of $2.21 in the RECYCLING fee line item on your sewer and water bill. You will see the RECYCLING fee on your bill go from $5.16 to $2.88 per resident to cover the costs of brush chipping, tub grinding, leaf pick up, security for tire drop off, Spring clean up, and Downtown trash and litter clean up.

Should you have any further questions or issues, please call the City of Kent Service Department for assistance at 330-678-8105.

Again the City of Kent thanks you for your patience and understanding during this transition period.