Scott Gruntmeir, owner of Bald Mountain Sanitation, gave a proposal to the Buffalo City Council during their last meeting to provide citywide sanitation services for the city.
Gruntmeir's proposal includes automated residential and commercial service, with his company providing curbside customers with 96-gallon carts; alley pickup customers would get 330-gallon containers to ba shared between 2 to 4 neighbors based on demand and location, with containers placed on one side of the alley for the trucks to make one pass down each alley.
Additionally, customers can request smaller or larger containers and the company will pick up extra trash with some requirements.
Commercial customers will be provided dumpstersof various types depending on location, accessibility, truck schedule and amount of trash produced.
Composting will be provided as a free weekly service between May 1st and October 31st, with job-site containers placed at Prosinski Park for small branches and limbs, along with others for compost materials between April 1st and December 31st.
Currently, city employees handle those duties, but Gruntmeir's proposal claims it can save the city money while providing better service to the community for $385,000 per year.
Billing would continue to be handled by the city, according to Gruntmeir.
The council took no action during the meeting but told Gruntmeir they will review the proposal.