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Future of trash service in Incline Village topic of Monday forum

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The future of trash services in Incline Vilage will be discussed Monday.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A community forum will take place Monday regarding the future of solid waste services — i.e. containerization, recycling and green waste — as provided through the Incline Village General Improvement District.

This forum will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at the Chateau at 955 Fairway Blvd.

"IVGID Staff is in the process of evaluating our community's trash and recycling services and is updating our solid waste franchise agreement," according to a district statement. "We have been listening to our community and want to make sure the best service solution is brought forward."

Monday's hearing is scheduled almost a year after the IVGID board of trustees voted 5-0 in March 2014 to table further discussion on potential changes to the district's trash laws.

The vote came after months of controversy surrounding a proposal to require new wildlife-resistant Dumpsters for Incline's roughly 300 commercial properties and wildlife-resistant totes for its 8,000 parcels.

Another item that was debated heavily in 2013 and early 2014 was IVGID's franchise agreement with Waste Management, the company IVGID contracts with to oversee trash service.

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At once point, a 10-year contract extension into 2027 was proposed with the Reno-based company, although forward movement on that effort stopped around the same time the board voted to hold off on any sweeping trash law changes.

Residents are also encouraged to submit questions and/or comments prior to the Monday meeting via email to mam@ivgid.org.

"Personal responses will be made following the presentation," according to the district. "… We would like to hear suggestions on any service options which are important to you in working toward the solution that works best for our community," officials said.

Time will be provided after the presentation for community members to share comments, according to IVGID. Visit ivgid.org to learn more.