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Update: Negotiations for Trash Services

January 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Canterbury Woods Residents;

The trash collection rates from both ADS and Republic have increased this year due to regulations that Fairfax County is placing on the companies with respect to disposal locations and fees to use those locations.  If you move into the neighborhood today and go to the website to request new service, you will be charged the following:

1.  Republic $36/month for the first year; $40 per month for the second year, a $60 delivery service for the containers, and a $25 deposit.
2.  ADS,  $34.95/month for once a week collection, additional charges may apply similar to Republic.

We worked with ADS to negotiate rates for the community at $25/month for weekly pickup and $27/month for twice a week pickup along with 3 Bulk items for pickup in May (Bulk items include household furniture such as mattresses, sofas and chairs).

 

As a reminder, the negotiated rates and bulk item pick up is available only for current due-paying members of CWCA.  If you are not a dues-paying member of CWCA there is a minimum charge of $100 for bulk item pick up. You will have to independently contact your trash removal company to arrange for pick up of bulk items.        

 

If you have not paid your dues, there is a link here on the website to pay dues.

 

Republic no longer will negotiate with Civic Associations, so there is no negotiated rate.

 

As many of you have pointed out, you may have a better rate due to being a customer for a long period of time.  The disposal services are aware of this and will slowly raise your rates to be consistent with the new customer rate over the next couple of years.  So, if you have a lower rate, then stay with your lower rate.  However, at some point, that good deal may end, and the community negotiated rate will be your best option.

Hope that this information helps everyone and please let us know if you have any other questions regarding trash collection.

V/r

CWCA Board

Negotiations for Community Rates are Underway for American Disposal and Republic Trash Services

January 16, 2019 at 11:52 am

CW Residents,

Canterbury Woods negotiates community rates with Republic and ADS and those rates are only good for one year.  We have to negotiate anew every single year.  Last year’s negotiated rates were $23/$25 per month for single/twice a week pickup and INCLUDED 3 WHITE Bulk Item pickup in May.  This in itself could cost you hundreds of dollars if you had a washer/dryer/microwave oven that needed to be picked up.  They are trying to raise the rates to $25/$27 for the same benefits.  As of right now, the CWCA Board HAS NOT accepted those rates, still trying to negotiate, but ADS is sticking to their rates.  

All that being said, there are several households in the neighborhood that have rates as low as $18 or lower per month for single pickup per week.  This does not include 3 items of BULK pickup in May.  Everyone in the neighborhood is free and able to negotiate their own rates, and you may be more successful to lower your rate on an individual basis.  

I am in contact with Lisa Stuart from ADS (community representative) and have made several phone calls and emails to Republic to get their community rate, but our community representative got promoted and is no longer with our community so they are assigning a new representative.

We also have a new CWCA member at large to take on this task for next year PRIOR to January to negotiate rates BEFORE the rates get raised.  Thank you to Carol Fagnini for volunteering to take this on and to help out our fellow neighbors.  

The negotiated rate is for CW members who have paid their dues, which we currently sit at about 65% of the houses who have paid the $30 for the year.  This is an all volunteer board, so please pay your dues!!

I will update when we have finalized rates, hoping within the next 2 days.  Thank you for your patience!

Respectfully,

Dale Johnson

2018 Holiday Decorating Contest Results HERE!

December 27, 2018 at 3:18 pm

Thanks to Carol Fagnani who chaired this event and the judges who choose to remain anonymous!

Best in Show

Place Address Resident
1 4916 King Richard Drive Garrison
2 4814 Hercules Court Pearson
3 5104 South Hampton Drive Ries
HM 8415 Queen Elizabeth Drive Prillaman

 

Best Wreath/Door display

Place Address Resident
1 5023 Fleming Drive Purkat
2 4822 Ponderosa Drive Crumb
3 4902 Wakefield Chapel Road Gutierrez

 

Best Original/Creative

Place Address Resident
1 8505 Canterbury Drive Bird
2 5001 Chanticleer Avenue DiMaina
3 5000 King Richard Drive Willcox

 

Best Use of Lighting

Place Address Resident
1 8509 Canterbury Drive Jenkins
2 4919 Althea Drive Mosel
3 4811 Woodland Way d’Alelio
HM 8526 Queen Elizabeth Drive Fall
HM 5049 King Richard Drive Santano

Home Decorating Contest

December 5, 2018 at 10:16 am

Time for the CW Holiday Decorating Contest  2018

Put up those lights! Inflate those snowmen! Deck your halls  — and your home may win a place in CW history.  First, second, third place (and a few honorable mention) prizes will be awarded and — for those homes taking FIRST place in the various categories — a sign indicating WINNER will be placed in each yard.

There is no entry application; just decorate your home and yard to help make our neighborhood festive for the holidays.

IMPORTANT: Judging will take place between noon on December 20th and the evening of December 23rd so make sure you have turned on your decorative lights on those evenings.

Awards will be given in these categories:

Best Wreath/Door Display

Best Use of Lighting

Most Original/Creative

Best in Show
Questions? Contact Carol Fagnani at wdclady@icloud.com

GalleryYard Sale Photos/May 5th