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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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

City of Burnet Garbage Pickp-up MapWhen 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 90-gallon cart
Base Rate $14.58
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $16.58

One time per week - Two 90-gallon carts
Base Rate $ 17.91
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $19.91

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

One time per week - One 90-gallon cart

Base Rate $12.63

Billing charge 2.00

Total Rate $14.63

One time per week - Two 90-gallon carts
Base Rate $15.92
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $17.92

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

65-GALLON CART: (Upon special request for customers physically unable to use the 90-gallon carts). Rates are quoted at a per month rate.

One time per week - One 65-gallon cart
Base Rate $12.63
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $14.63

One time per week - Two 65-gallon carts
Base Rate $15.92
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $17.92

 

Rates are  subject to the Contractor Service Cost Adjustment in accordance with Sec. 90-66 of this ordinance.

Such service shall be provided by the use of 90-gallon cart containers supplied by the 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. Where multiple Residential Units occupy a single location, the Customer will be billed for each Residential Unit. Contractor will provide house side collections at no extra cost to citizens that are handicapped or disabled. Determination for citizens requesting this service shall be made between Contractor and the City.

 

Recycling Rates

Standard residential rates per month:

Base rate for every other week (EOW for one 95-gallon cart)               $3.64 / month

Base Rate for additional 95-gallon cart for recycling per cart                   2.60/month

Senior citizen (over age 65) rates per month:

Base rate for every other week (EOW for one 95-gallon cart)               $2.08 / month

Base Rate for additional 95-gallon cart for recycling per cart                   2.08/month

Commercial Hand Collect Curbside Recycling Rates:

Base rate for every other week (EOW for one 95-gallon cart)               $4.15 / month

Base Rate for additional 95-gallon cart for recycling per cart                   3.12/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 90-gallon cart
Base Rate $18.52
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $20.52

Two times per week - One 90-gallon cart

Base Rate $32.77

Billing Charge 2.00

Total Rate $34.77

*Three times per week - One 90-gallon cart
Base Rate $47.03
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $49.03

*Four times per week - One 90-gallon cart
        Base Rate $61.27
        Billing Charge 2.00
        Total Rate $63.27

*Five times per week - One 90-gallon cart
        Base Rate $77.57
        Billing Charge 2.00
        Total Rate $79.57

One time per week - Two 90-gallon carts

Base Rate $26.22

Billing Charge 2.00

Total Rate $28.22

Two times per week - Two 90-gallon carts
Base Rate $40.47
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $42.47

*Three times per week - Two 90-gallon carts

Base Rate $54.73

Billing Charge 2.00

Total Rate $56.73

*Four times per week - Two 90-gallon carts
Base Rate $68.96
Billing Charge 2.00
Total Rate $70.96

*Five times per week - Two 90-gallon carts

Base Rate $83.22

Billing Charge 2.00

Total Rate $85.22

Additional carts will be made available for an additional monthly charge of $9.00 per cart added to the Base Rate, subject to the Contractor Service Cost Adjustment in accordance with Sec. 90-66 of Ordinance 2004-19.

* Pickups of three or more times per week with approval by the City and Contractor only.

(2) Commercial Bulk Rates: Commercial customers producing a volume of refuse, garbage and waste in excess of an average of 190 gallons per week will, at Contractors discretion, be served as follows:

(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 61.12
Two times per week 109.71
Three times per week 156.72
Four times per week 203.73
Five times per week 272.73
Extra Lifts 48.42
Three Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 65.82
Two times per week 120.67
Three times per week 172.41
Four times per week 227.25
Five times per week 289.23
Extra Lifts 54.46
Four Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 86.20
Two times per week 155.16
Three times per week 220.99
Four times per week 278.27
Five times per week 345.94
Extra Lifts 60.52
Six Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 108.13
Two times per week 197.46
Three times per week 289.94
Four times per week 373.03
Five times per week 473.79
Extra Lifts 66.57

 

Eight Yard Dumpster
Service Total Monthly
One time per week 144.03
Two times per week 262.92
Three times per week 386.38
Four times per week 496.87
Five times per week 630.62
Extra Lifts 88.78

 

 

(b) Roll-off Containers: The City does not supply Roll-off containers but does have a contract with Progressive Waste Solution to provide containers directly to the customer.  Contact Progressive at 1-866-282-3508to arrange service.

 

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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