Council to consider new recycling contract

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 19, 2020

By Liz Moomey

SALISBURY — The City Council will consider a new recycling contract at its electronic meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the council will hold the meeting electronically to limit physical interactions.

The city received bids for three curbside recycling options from three solid waste collection contractors. City staff will recommend Republic Services be awarded a three-year service contract for $574,000 per year for about 10,800 collection points. The contractor will provide cans for a fee of $4.43 per pickup point per month.

To view the city’s livestream, visit or the city’s twitter account at CitySalisburyNC. To participate by Zoom, register at with the password 725202. Residents can also listen by phone by calling 312-626-6799 or 646-876-9923 or 346-248-7799 with the webinar ID 915 8861 3984 and password 725202.

Anyone who wishes to speak during public comment must sign-up by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday by contacting Kelly Baker at or 704-638-5233. Speakers unable to sign-up prior to 5:00 p.m. can submit comments by email to and they will be added to the record.

In other business

• Mayor Karen Alexander will proclaim April 22 to be Earth Day and May to be Better Hearing and Speech Month.

• In the consent agenda, the council will extend the approval of an 80-unit multi-family development of Aaronfield of Salisbury in the 2300 block of Statesville Boulevard. They will also authorize the city manager to execute at contract renewal with Atlantic Coast Contractors, Inc. for the fourth phase of the Salisbury Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The funding, $400,000, has already been approved and are included in the current fiscal year’s budget.