Pass Through

This plan involves the municipality purchasing at wholesale cost and selling to residents at the same rate.

Pros

  • No cost to city other than as mentioned in top paragraph.
  • Some municipality bylaws and policies allow for no required request for purchase if it is a zero cost project.
  • Allows municipal project planners more flexibility in the way the sale is promoted and distributed.
  • Accessories and additional barrels can be delivered on a consignment basis to allow last minute buyers or for homeowners to purchase multiples thereby allowing for more retention and storage. Most homeowners realize they need accessories when they pickup, see the product and talk with staff about installation, as opposed to at time of order.

Cons

  • Requires municipality to partner with one seller or manufacturer and takes away some ability to compare products.

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