PTC saves $100K on litter pickup

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The volunteers of Keep Peachtree City Beautiful are now doing more than helping free the city of litter and rubbish.

Now the organization is helping the city’s bottom line, too. To the tune of about $100,000.

That’s how much the city is saving by contracting with KPTCB instead of going with a private contractor.

The organization uses volunteers, including those sentenced to community service, to keep the city’s streets and path system clean.

Under its winning $41,028 bid, KPTCB will have litter control coverage every day of the week. The next lowest bid was $141,960 from TruGreen Landcare, which handled the duty last year on a far more restricted basis as part of the overall landscaping contract.

The contract also includes operation of the city’s compost site at the recycling center off Rockaway Road.

When the contract was approved at last week’s city council meeting, Councilman Eric Imker said he was sure the city would “get its money’s worth” from the deal with Keep Peachtree City Beautiful.

Later in the meeting, councilwoman Kim Learnard noted that KPTCB was the brainchild of resident Al Yougel, who in retirement needed to come up with a way to occupy his time.
 
Yougel spearheaded development of KPTCB, she noted.