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The City of Burnet has contracted with Progressive Waste Solutions to provide solid waste services to citizens of Burnet. Household garbage is collected once weekly. See the map below for your pickup date. Carts are provided by Progressive by contacting the City utility office at 512.756.6093.

Customers who wish to rent a dumpster can call the Utility Office to schedule the rental. Commercial pick-up dates are scheduled by Progressive.

Pick-ups scheduled on a Holiday will be picked-up on the day before or after the holiday.

Click here for information on recycling.

 

Garbage Routes:

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

When will my garbage be picked up? Your garbage will be picked up once per week. The day your garbage is picked up will be determined by what area of town you live in. A map of the service areas is available at City Hall.

What if my pickup day falls on a holiday? In the event your regularly scheduled pickup day falls on a City holiday, your garbage will be picked up either the business day before the holiday or the next business day after the holiday.

Who do I call if my house gets missed? You should call 1-512-756-6093, extension 3202 or 3203 to report missed service.

Where will my bill come from and how do I pay it? Your bill will still come from the City with your water and electricity bill just as it always has. It will be due on the 20th of the month and you will pay your bill to the City along with your other utilities.

Who do I call to change my service? Residential customers and most commercial customers will call the City of Burnet to establish or change service.

What will it cost? The rate sheet below shows the various rates for both Residential and Commercial customers for 65-gallon and 90-gallon carts. Roll-off containers must be contracted directly with Progressive by calling 1-866-282-3508 and rates depend upon the size of the container.

Is there a discount for Senior Citizens? Yes, Progressive gives a discounted rate to residential customers over the age of 65. Senior citizens can choose from a 90-gallon cart or if physically unable to handle a 90-gallon cart, a 65-gallon cart can be requested.  See the chart below for Senior Citizen rates.

What if I have more garbage than a 90-gallon cart will hold? The price includes the curbside collection of up to five (5) additional containers, bags and bundles of residential refuse on each pickup day. If you feel this is still not adequate, you can order one more cart at a small additional cost.

What if a 90 gallon cart is too big? If you are unable, for physical reasons, to use a 90-gallon cart, you may request a smaller 65-gallon cart.

How will brush and tree cuttings be handled? Progressive will pick up bundled brush and tree cuttings, up to three cubic yards, (this is about a 4 ft. tall by 4 ft. long by 4 ft. deep bundle) along with the regular trash pickup. Any more than three cubic yards on a given pickup day will be charged at a rate of $7.50 per cubic yard. All brush and cuttings must be bundled in no more than four foot lengths.

What about during the spring time when lots of trimming is done? Two times per year, the City will hold clean-up days when citizens can bring brush and cuttings to a designated drop off location without a limitation on the amount brought. Citizens must show proof of being a City utility customer to use the drop off service.

What do I do with refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioning units and other units with Freon? Progressive must comply with regulations on disposal of these types of appliances. Therefore, these types of appliances must be tagged by a certified technician licensed to safely remove Freon before they will be picked up. Once properly tagged, Progressive will pick up most appliances (called White Goods). In addition, a drop-off location will be provided during the semi-annual clean-up days.

What are the items that Progressive will NOT pick up? Some items Progressive will not pick up include rocks, dirt, bricks, car batteries, oil, oil filters, tires (see below) or hazardous chemicals. The deposit of cinders or ashes in a cart, container, or dumpster is prohibited, unless the person depositing the same shall first insure that no parts of such cinders or ashes are lighted, smoldering or burning. No ashes or cinders of any kind shall, in any event, ever be placed in a cart provided by Progressive.

Will Progressive accept tires? No, however, tires can be brought to the Citywide Cleanup Event held twice a year.

I am a residential customer but I temporarily have a dumpster while I remodel my house. Will I still be allowed to have a dumpster and how much will it cost? Residential customers can request a dumpster from Progressive and will be charged the same as the Commercial dumpster rate. The rate is based on the size of the dumpster. 

Do I have to use special garbage bags? No. You may use any bags you like.

What are the hours of collection? Collection of residential refuse shall not start before 7:00 a.m. or continue after 6:30 p.m. on the same day except in the case of unusual circumstances or emergencies. Commercial refuse and waste may be collected at anytime, around the clock.

RATES

Residential Refuse Collection Rates

Contractor will provide curbside collection service of residential refuse and waste to each Residential Unit as follows:

STANDARD RESIDENTIAL RATES: Rates are quoted at a per month rate.

One time per week - One 95-gallon cart
Base Rate $14.75
Billing Charge 3.00
Total Rate $17.75

One time per week - Two 95-gallon carts
Base Rate $ 18.12
Billing Charge 3.00
Total Rate $21.12

One time per week - One 65-gallon cart

Base Rate: $ 12.78 per month

Billing Charge: $ 3.00 per month

Total Rate: $ 15.78 per month

 

One time per week - Two 65-gallon carts

Base Rate: $ 16.11 per month

Billing Charge: $ 3.00 per month

Total Rate: $ 19.11 per month

SENIOR CITIZEN RATES: (Over age 65) Rates are quoted at a per month rate.

One time per week - One 95-gallon cart or one 65-gallon cart

Base Rate $12.78 per month

Billing charge 3.00 per month

Total Rate $15.78 per  month

One time per week - Two 95 gallon or two 65 gallon carts
Base Rate $16.11 per month
Billing Charge 3.00 per month
Total Rate $19.11 per month

Rates are subject to the Contractor Service Cost Adjustment in accordance with Sec. 90-66 of Ordinance 2004-19.

Such service shall be provided by the use of 65-gallon and 90-gallon cart containers supplied by the City and/or it's Contractor. The prices includes the curbside collection of up to five (5) additional containers, bags and bundles of residential refuse on each pickup/service day. The City and/or it's contractor will provide house side collections at no extra cost to Residential Customers that are handicapped or disabled.  Determination for Residential Customers requesting this service shall be made by the City and it's contractor. 

 

Recycling Rates

Standard residential rates per month:

Base rate for every other week (EOW for one 95-gallon cart)               $3.68 / month

Base Rate for additional 95-gallon cart for recycling per cart                   2.63/month

Senior citizen (over age 65) rates per month:

Base rate for every other week (EOW for one 95-gallon cart)               $2.10 / month

Base Rate for additional 95-gallon cart for recycling per cart                   2.10/month

 

 

Commercial Refuse Collection Rates.

Contractor will provide collection service of Commercial refuse and waste for multi-family dwellings, apartment projects, commercial and industrial customers as follows:

(1) Commercial hand pickup customers will be supplied with the same type of cart containers as are Residential Units. The same curb side policy and bulk items policy will also apply to this category. The rates and charges for customers in this category are as follows:

Billed Monthly
One time per week - One 95-gallon cart
Base Rate $18.74
Billing Charge 3.00
Total Rate $21.74

One time per week - Two 95-gallon carts

Base Rate $26.53

Billing Charge 3.00

Total Rate $29.53

Two times per week - One 95-gallon cart

Base Rate $33.16

Billing Charge 3.00

Total Rate $36.16

Two times per week - Two 95-gallon carts
Base Rate $40.96
Billing Charge 3.00
Total Rate $43.96

*Three times per week - One 95-gallon cart
Base Rate $47.59
Billing Charge 3.00
Total Rate $50.59

*Three times per week - Two 95-gallon carts

Base Rate $55.39

Billing Charge 3.00

Total Rate $58.39

*Four times per week - One 95-gallon cart
        Base Rate $62.01
        Billing Charge 3.00
        Total Rate $65.01

*Four times per week - Two 95-gallon carts
         Base Rate $69.79
         Billing Charge 3.00
         Total Rate $72.79

*Five times per week - One 95-gallon cart
        Base Rate $76.43
        Billing Charge 3.00
        Total Rate $79.43

*Five times per week - Two 95-gallon carts
Base Rate $84.22
Billing Charge 3.00
Total Rate $87.22

Rate Adjustment: Beginning on November 1, 2015 and on November 1St of every
calendar year thereafter, the Base Rate and the Billing Rate shall be adjusted upward in
accordance with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the
preceding year (July-July) for Dallas, Texas, except that in no case, shall the Base Rate
or Billing Rate be reduced. The Base Rate shall be added to the Billing Rate to equal
the Total Monthly Rate billed to the customer.

Commercial Hand Collect Curbside Single Stream Recycling Collection
The City, and/or its Contractor, shall collect, haul, and recycle Recyclable Materials
generated from all those Commercial Hand Collect Units electing to receive Recycling
Services in the City. A Commercial Hand Collect Unit must contact the City and request
Recycling Services to receive the Recycling Services. The City, and/or its Contractor,
will provide curbside single stream recycling collection service of Recyclable Materials
to each Commercial Hand Collect Unit as follows:

 

Base rate for every other week (EOW for one 95-gallon cart)               $4.20 / month

Base Rate for additional 95-gallon cart for recycling per cart                   3.16/month

Commercial customers producing a volume of Refuse and Garbage in
excess of an average of 380 gallons or four (4) carts per week will, at the City's and/or
Contractor's discretion, be served as dumpsters. Dumpster service provided and
maintained by the City, and/or its Contractor, and charged a monthly fee according to
the following:

(a) Dumpster Rates: Collection and disposal service to Customers will be provided with dumpsters provided and maintained by the Contractor according to the following:

Two Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 61.85
Two times per week 111.03
Three times per week 158.60
Four times per week 206.17
Five times per week 276.01
Extra Lifts 49.01
Three Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 66.62
Two times per week 122.12
Three times per week 174.48
Four times per week 229.98
Five times per week 292.71
Extra Lifts 55.11
Four Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 87.23
Two times per week 157.01
Three times per week 223.64
Four times per week 281.61
Five times per week 350.09
Extra Lifts 61.25
Six Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 109.43
Two times per week 199.78
Three times per week 293.41
Four times per week 377.51
Five times per week 479.48
Extra Lifts 67.38

 

Eight Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 145.76
Two times per week 26608
Three times per week 391.02
Four times per week 502.83
Five times per week 638.19
Extra Lifts 89.85

 

*A Billing Fee of ten percent (10%) shall be added to the Base Rate

 

(4) Residential Customers requesting dumpsters shall be billed at the Commercial Rate above.

 

(5) Rate Adjustment: Beginning on November 1, 2015 and on November 1St of every calendar year thereafter, the Base Rate shall be adjusted upward in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the preceding year (July-July) for Dallas, Texas, except that in no case, shall the Base Rate be reduced.
The Billing Rate shall equal ten (10%) percent of the Base Rate and shall be added to the Base Rate to equal the Total Monthly Rate billed to the customer.
(6) Roll-off Containers:
The following rates and fees shall be applicable to Residential and Commercial Customers and others requiring Roll-Off Services. The rates for roll-off containers shall be as follows:

 

Service

*Base Rate ** Franchise Fee Total
Delivery fee for all sizes $144.77 $21.72 $166.49
Daily rental for all sizes $4.45 per day $0.67 per day $5.12 per day
20-yard container $470.66 per haul $70.60 per haul $541.26 per haul
30-yard container $543.40 per haul $81.51 per haul $624.91 per haul
40-yard container $633.25 per haul $94.99 per haul $728.24 per haul
Double handle fee*** $83.51 per haul $12.53 per haul $96.04 per haul
Overload fee**** Cost of Fine 15% of fine Total fine plus

* Base Rate Adjustment: Beginning on November 1, 2015 and on November 1st of every calendar year thereafter, the Base Rate shall be adjusted upward in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the preceding year (July-July) for Dallas, Texas, except that in no case, shall the Base
Rate be reduced.
** The City, and/or its Contractor, shall charge the Customer a Franchise Fee equal to fifteen (15%) percent of the Base Rate, in addition to the Base Rate.
*** Double handle fee will be charged when a haul is rescheduled, but for reasons, not the City or Contractor's fault, and the container is not ready to be loaded and the hauler must return for the pickup.
**** Any overweight fine received due to overload will be passed to Customer.


(7) Fuel Cost Adjustment. — "Beginning on July 1, 2012 and on the first day of every calendar quarter thereafter, the City, and/or its Contractor, shall adjust the rates for Roll-Off Containers, for any calendar quarter in which the average price of diesel fuel during the preceding calendar quarter exceeded $3.65 per gallon (the "Base Price").
The following dates will be considered the first day of a calendar quarter: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. The average price of diesel fuel shall be determined by reference to the U.S. Energy Administration / Department of Energy published price for diesel fuel — Gulf Coast Region. The following website (or any successor website) will be the source for such information:
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/wohdp/diesel_detail_report_combined.asp." The average price of diesel fuel for each calendar quarter (each, a "Quarterly Average Price") shall be the average of the weekly fuel prices published for each week during such calendar quarter.

 

The Fuel Cost Adjustment for each calendar quarter (each, a "Fuel Cost Adjustment") shall be the product of (i) 6.60% and (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is equal to the difference between the Base Price and the Quarterly Average Price and the denominator of which is the Base Price. In the event the Quarterly Average Price is greater than the Base Price, the Fuel Cost Adjustment shall be an upward adjustment to all rates herein. In the event the Quarterly Average Price is less than the Base Price, the Fuel Cost Adjustment shall be a downward adjustment to all rates herein; provided, however that the rates shall never fall below the rates as outlined in the City's agreement with its Contractor. Each Fuel Cost Adjustment shall be effective during the
calendar quarter immediately following the calendar quarter for which such Fuel Cost Adjustment was determined.
Formula: ((Quarterly Average Price — Base Price) / Base Price) x 6.60% = Fuel Cost Adjustment

 

(8) Franchise Fee
The City, and/or its Contractor, shall charge a fifteen percent (15%) Franchise Fee for all roll-off services, self-contained compact roll-offs, and Special Collections provide to its Customers.
(9) Self-Contained Compactor Roll-Offs

Any rental of a self-contained compactor roll-off by a Customer shall be considered a Special Collection (as defined herein). The City, and/or its Contractor, and the Customer shall enter into an individual agreement for the self-contained compactor roll-off service, and the rates contained herein for roll-off services will not apply to the self-contained compactor roll-off service. Any amounts collected by the Contractor for providing services with a self-contained compactor roll-off will be subject to the City's Franchise Fee.

 

Tires.

Contractor agrees to provide a container to be located at the City Warehouse for disposal of tires for a fee of $3.00 per car tire and $7.50 per truck tire (over 18" wheel size).

Annual Clean-up.

Contractor will, twice a year, provide roll-off containers and unlimited hauling for city-wide cleanup. At a location designated by the city, Contractor and City will set-up a manned and supervised citizen drop-off site that accepts refuse, construction material, bulk items (white goods), and brush and other yard waste. Material not accepted at the landfill will not be accepted at the cleanup site. This service is for verified City residents only, and only for the clean-up day.

Bulk, Construction and Stable Material, and Brush

Contractor will provide for the special collection from residential units of bulky waste not eligible for curbside pickup, for a negotiated cost based on the above rates for dumpster or roll-off containers, as applicable. Construction debris and stable matter will be hauled at a rate to be determined by container size. Contractor and producer of the waste will negotiate total charge prior to collection. Contractor will not provide for the special collection of hazardous waste. Contractor will provide for the collection of brush, in excess of three yards, at the rate of $7.50 per cubic yard, for brush cut and bundled into 4 foot lengths.

Contractor Service Cost Adjustment.

(a) The Base Rate shall include the Contractor Service Cost Adjustment. The Contractor Cost Adjustment shall be defined as an allowed annual adjustment to the rate set by the current contract between the City and Contractor and billed to the City by the Contractor during the course of the contract. City staff shall have the authority to adjust the Contractor Service Cost Adjustment as needed to reflect changes in the Contractor's prices. Such adjustments will be equal to price adjustments for services and may not change the City's revenues other than the amount necessary to pay the City's direct costs for service.

(b) The Contractor Service Cost Adjustment as defined above shall be made on the next bill rendered to each customer following determination of amount of the adjustment.

 

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