Earth First, a garbage pickup and recycling company, today will celebrate the grand opening of a new transfer station at its Fort Wayne headquarters at 4429 Allen Martin Drive.
The Allen County Department of Planning Services said Earth First invested at least $1.5 million on additional operations that company President Gregg Walbridge said will go a long way in serving its growing customer base.
He said the company invested an additional $500,000 in equipment.
In December, Earth First beat out National Serv-All to secure a three-year contract with New Haven. Earth First submitted the low bid of $7.69 a month for trash pickup and an optional $3.39 for recycling per resident.
Over the course of the contract, trash pickup in New Haven will increase to $7.89 and recycling to $3.59 in 2014 and again in 2015 to $8.14 and $3.79, respectively, officials said.