Thinking of shopping for a new residential trash service? There may be good reason.
Republic Services recently bought Monument Waste and Rocky Mountain Sanitation, but the consolidation of the companies reduced competition and did NOT result in lower prices for customers.
The following prices are for one 96 gallon can, picked up once a week in the 81505 zip code, in 2023:
Waste Management ….. $40.74/month
Republic Services ….. $43.56/month for the first year, plus a $50.00 deposit, plus $15 to deliver the can, and after the first year the rate increases to $48.00/month
City of Grand Junction trash service ….. $19.75/month, and they supply the can.
There is a privately owned service called 970 Trash Wizard, but their routes are full and they aren’t currently accepting new customers.
The City of Grand Junction only services residences inside City limits, but they are by far the most efficient, with one operator driving an automated truck that hoists, empties and replaces each can automatically, without any wear and tear on a human being. The City is also implementing a new residential recycling service as well, phasing it in area by area, which will allow customers to recycle plastics #1, #2 and #5, as well as fibers like newspaper, clean cardboard, magazines and egg cartons, all for no extra cost for trash customers.