BD Council Approves Contract With Veolia

10/18/11 – The Beaver Dam Common Council last night unanimously approved a five-year extension of its five-year garbage and recycling contract with Veolia Environmental. The contract calls for an increase of five cents per household per month, which translates to roughly $3300. The Operations Committee had previously rejected an offer that would have saved the city that $3300 but it would have cost one of the two curbside bulk pick-ups currently provided. The city is currently paying Veolia $677,000 a year with annual increases based on the Consumer Price Index but capped at three percent. Under the contract approved last night, that will stay in place, plus the city can freeze the CPI rate during any one year of the five-year contract.