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Republic Services

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dear Town Multi-Family Property Manager/Homeowner Association:

For the past 13 years, the Town of Indian River Shores has authorized Republic Services to provide trash, recycling and yard waste collection to all Town residential dwellings as part of an exclusive franchise agreement. The agreement allows the Town to assure the high level of service demanded by our residents, and helps maintain the overall aesthetics that are so important in our community. The Town Council recently undertook a competitive procurement process to secure these vital solid waste collection services for our residents and businesses. This process enabled the Town to confirm that trash and recycling collection services will remain at the high standards we expect, while creating a significantly more transparent and equitable rate structure compared to the previous franchise agreement. Republic Services was selected by the Council. Although the new service will officially begin on January I. 2018, there will be no changes or interruptions to your established collection schedule. However. there is a new rate structure for these services. Republic Services will be contacting each HOA to verify the level of service desired and will need to update your billing records. Please see the attached summary of the new rates. This summary explains the new rates based on the specific size solid waste containers, frequency of service, and roll-out distance. Republic Services will continue to bill you as they have according to the rates from this sheet. The Town will also post these rates on its website for future reference. If you have any questions about your current collection services, the Town recommends you first contact your property manager who can contact Republic directly, or you may call Republic Services Customer Service at (772) 562-6620. For questions about the Town's franchise agreement or the procurement process, you may contact the ofce of the Town Manager at (772) 231-1771. Also, the Town’s initial efforts to obtain bids for the recycling collection resulted in unacceptable pricing. Therefore, the Town Council has requested a 4-month extension (January I. 2018 to April 30, 2018) for recycling collection by Republic Services while the Town re-bids the recycling collection services. The recycling rates during the extension period are included in the rate sheet attached. On behalf of the Town Council, I would like to thank all of our residents who help make Indian River Shores Florida’s premier residential community.

Thank you for your cooperation and awareness of this update.

Brian M. Barefoot, Mayor

Pricing table for refuse collection
Container Size 1x Week ($/Mo) 2x Week ($/Mo) 3x Week ($/Mo) 4x Week ($/Mo) 5x Week ($/Mo) 6x Week ($/Mo)
95 Gallon $25.00 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
1 YD $27.06 $54.13 $81.19 $108.25 $135.31 $162.38
2 YD $54.13 $108.25 $162.38 $216.50 $270.63 $324.75
3 YD $81.19 $162.38 $243.56 $324.75 $405.94 $487.13
4 YD $108.25 $216.50 $324.75 $433.00 $541.25 $649.50
6 YD $162.38 $324.75 $487.13 $649.50 $811.88 $974.25
8 YD $216.50 $433.00 $649.50 $866.00 $1,802.50 $1,299.00
Refuse collection rental and additional fees
Container Size Monthly Container Rental Extra Pick Up Charge ($/Per Pickup) Container Roll Out Fee – Per Occurrence (10 ft to 50 ft) Container Roll Out Fee – Per Occurrence (greater than 50 ft)
95 Gallon $0.00 $5.78 $1.84 $3.68
1 YD $20.00 $6.25 $1.84 $3.68
2 YD $21.00 $12.50 $1.84 $3.68
3 YD $22.00 $18.75 $1.84 $3.68
4 YD $23.00 $25.00 $1.84 $3.68
6 YD $25.00 $37.50 N/A N/A
8 YD $27.00 $50.00 N/A N/A

Solid Waste Example: Condominium with three (3) two-yard (2 yd) waste containers, twice/week collection, with a roll-out greater than 50’ would be charged as follows

3 containers @ $108.25 = $324.75/mo +
3 (2 yd) container rentals @ $21/mo = $63/mo +
3 (2 yd) container roll-outs @ $3.68 roll-out fee per occurrence (4.33 weeks per month *2
collections per week) = $95.61/mo
Total monthly charge = $483.36/mo or $1450.08 billed quarterly

Recycling Example: Condominium with twelve (12) 95 gallon recycle carts with a roll-out of less than 50’ would be charged as follows

Recycling Cart Pricing
Container Size 1x Week (&dollar/Mo)
Recycling Cart (64 or 95 gal) $25

12 recycling carts @ $25 = $300/mo + 12 roll-outs (10-50 ft distance) @ $1.84 roll-out fee per occurrence (4.33 weeks per month) = $95.61/mo
Total monthly charge = $395.61/mo or $1 186.83 billed quarterly


  • The 4.33 weeks per month is calculated by dividing the 52 weeks in one year by 12 months.
  • For recycling, please be aware that rates may convert from a per cart basis to a per dwelling unit basis in 2018.
  • Beware of phishing! Please read this article from your Chief of Public Safety.
  • Three candidates qualified for Town Council Elections on November 6, with 2 open seats currently held by Vice Mayor Mike Ochsner and Councilman Dick Haverland. Mike Ochsner, Brian Foley, and Jessie "Sam" Carroll have all qualified to run for Town Council.
  • Voting for the General Election on November 6th will be held at Christ by the Sea Methodist Church South of Town on A1A.

Sidewalk & A1A

  • FDoT has scheduled a second public update and input meeting on Thursday, November 1 at the Holiday Inn Oceanside. Two meeting times are offered, 10-noon or 4:30-6:30. Please see this link for a great amount of detail including graphics.
  • The Council wrote a letter to Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT) in response to resident outcry against the planned sidewalk on the East side of A1A. This link is to the letter, mailed August 24, 2018.
  • An FDoT meeting was held to discuss the A1A milling & resurfacing project on July 10, 2018.
    • The East-side sidewalk was an item of concern by a few residents, partly due to a false rumor that it was the Town's idea, rather than an FDoT policy requirement. Also the neighborhoods that have landscaping or ground-level lighting in the right of way will be required to remove them to prevent damage and obtain an FDoT permit to replace them.
    • The bike paths were another concern, with assurance that they will continue to be 4' wide. Flashing beacons for crosswalks at Sea Grape and Turtle Trail access crossings will be installed.
    • Timing of paving, which will be accomplished at night or off-peak hours to minimize disruption to traffic for our convenience. It is the smaller part of the project compared to the sidewalks.
    • The project is in the design stage. Plans will be reviewed and finalized by October. E-mail FDoT Project Manager Donovan Pessoa at or call (954) 777-4442.
    • Separate from this project is the fully actuated (weight-tripped or pedestrian button) traffic light at Fred Tuerk Drive/ Beachcomber Lane as recommended for safe crossing by the Florida Dept. of Transportation. It is expected to be functional by the end of 2018.
  • The recycling services was awarded for contract beginning November 1. Some changes to expect: no more 18-gallon bins, but a rolling cart system will be used with a 2-cart maximum for single family homes. Anything that doesn't fit inside the cart will incur an extra fee (amount TBD). Cardboard boxes will likely fit inside, but may need to be cut or flattened first. You may begin using your new cart November 7. Put your old recycle bin out on that day if you do not wish to keep it.
  • The Community Center has been demolished, and will be rebuilt over the next several months. Construction is underway, with exterior walls going up as of October 24.
  • FEMA has released the preliminary new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The local risk of flooding has changed and there are steps you can take to protect your home from extensive damage often caused by flooding. The 90 day appeal process begins around late April / early May, which is followed by a 6-month adoption/compliance period. The FEMA website has the preliminary maps. The Town maps are in 0232J, 0234J, 0242J, 0253J, and 0261J.
  • The AT&T array for the second tier on the tower is installed and functional. Residents are encouraged to submit a work order with their carrier if the signal is not better. It's up to Verizon to schedule their staff to place their equipment at this point. Please see the page on this website devoted solely to this matter.
Cleared out land with trees in the background
  • We are pleased to report that the Town successfully competed for and was awarded two grants that will cover roughly 75% of the $1.4 million project to correct flooding and drainage issues along Old Winter Beach Road. Construction on the improvement began early April. Click on this link for project information.
  • Watering restrictions using City water (non-reuse) limits lawn sprinklers based on Daylight Savings Time changes, twice a week in spring/summer, once a week in fall/winter. Please find detailed information on the Utility Information page of our website.
  • Indian River Shores is a SAFE city in Florida, according to articles in TC Palm in May 2016 and in October 2017. Our residents are safe, well cared for and well protected thanks to the Town's Public Safety Department's triple-certified police, fire and paramedic/EMT staff.
  • Turtle nesting season runs from March 1 and continues through October 31. Please see this page with details.
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