The Joplin City Council will vote Monday night on a recommendation to award the contract to Waste Corporation of Missouri.
Joplin residents received the direct mail pitch from Republic late in the week.
The Facebook message reads as follows:
Your city staff members are recommending changing your provider of waste services on February 1, 2016, at the 6:00 PM City Council meeting. You could potentially miss out on the benefits of your current service, including:
• Excellent service and great value
• 10-year history with your city
• Extra garbage carts at no additional charge
• The risk of service loss from switching
• And much more!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Contact your City Council members by phone or email. You're invited to attend the meeting to show your support for your current preferred provider.
The message on the direct mail emphasized Republic's 10 years of service to the city, referring to the company as "Joplin's Trusted Trash Provider," and adding "You deserve the lowest trash price and the most reliable service
"Given the 10-year history, no interruptions or changes to service, and that Republic is the LOWEST trash price, WHY WOULD JOPLIN SWITCH?"
The reasons for the proposed change were spelled out in a release issued Friday by the City of Joplin, which can be found at this link.