In last week’s Rohnert Park City Council article – “RP will extend contract with Recology despite rocky start,” The Voice reported that the five-year extension is mandated in Recology’s contract, however, this was incorrect. The city had the option to allow the contract to expire in 2020 if Recology did not meet performance requirements or demonstrate progress. The city council found that Recology’s improved performance over Rohnert Park Disposal justified a contract extension to 2025. It was also reported that Windsor and Santa Rosa had higher rates of 26 and 40 percent. This was a reference to the rates paid by residents, not the rate of diverting waste from the landfill. Windsor’s rates (charges to residents) are 26 percent higher than RP’s rates for most sizes of garbage cans and 74 percent higher for the smallest size can. Santa Rosa’s rates (charges to residents) are 40 percent higher than RP’s rates for most sizes of garbage cans and 125 percent higher for the smallest size can of 20 gallons. Vice Mayor Joseph Callinan was referring to low charges to residents – not diversion rates - when he was discussing RP’s preference for low rates.