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Staff Will Draft Garbage Contract

The Village Council unanimously voted on August 17, 2010 to direct staff to draft a contract with Republic Services to maintain the current volume-based garbage collection system. The current contract with Republic Services expires on April 1, 2011. Based upon the survey results and extensive community dialogue that followed, staff recommended on August 10, 2010 that the Village continue with the current system.

Since February, the Village has engaged citizens in the process, which included an online garbage survey. Council was presented with four collection options at the July 20, 2010 meeting:

  1. Renew the current solid waste contract with Republic Services, Inc. and maintain the current volume-based (sticker) program.
  2. Renew the current solid waste contract with Republic Services, Inc. and implement an automated cart collection program.
  3. Renew the current solid waste contract with Republic Services, Inc. and implement the combination cart program with a refuse sticker component.
  4. Decline the solid waste program proposals submitted by Republic Services, Inc. and solicit proposals from other vendors via a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process

A draft contract will be presented to Council in future weeks. There will be opportunity to make minor modifications to the program as staff conducts negotiations.

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