AUDUBON TRAILS CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
TRASH & RECYCLING VENDOR CHANGE
As of Friday, March 25, 2022, Audubon Trails has officially changed our trash and recycling vendor from GFL to Harter’s Lakeside Disposal. A few years ago, GFL acquired Advanced Disposal and has continuously increased service fees and assessed additional fees. They had freedom to increase costs at any time under the contract that previous Board members approved in 2018. While we were under contract until 2023, the current Board determined that switching to Harter’s would cover the $8,000 penalty to exit the contract in approximately one year. Our President was also able to negotiate an annual price increase cap of 3%, excluding the fuel surcharge which fluctuates with local gas prices. Therefore, it was an obvious choice to make the change. Please know that we did receive legal consultation to ensure we weren’t misinterpreting the language in Harter’s contract given the substantial estimated savings.
The entire association of residents will need to abide by a few new guidelines to keep costs in line with Harter’s base quote and avoid extra pick-up fees. We anticipate everyone’s cooperation as this vendor change can lead to much needed property/landscape upgrades and lower monthly HOA fees within 1-2 years! Signs will be posted in garages soon for your reference. Please refer to our Association website: https://www.audubon-trails.com
Any extra fees will be assessed to the applicable resident or evenly assessed to the entire building. The Board does not want to assess residents, however we have a fiduciary responsibility and it is in everyone’s best interest to follow guidelines so that we can all reap the benefits in the near future. If you have any questions, please contact the Board at [email protected].