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File #: 1334-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2013 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into necessary agreements with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and to accept and expend grant funding for the Recycling on High pilot program; to modify the Collection Services of Yard Waste & Recyclables contract with Rumpke of Ohio, Inc., to add collection of recycling containers in the Recycling on High program and to increase the contract by $8,000.00; to authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $37,500.00 from the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into necessary agreements with and to accept and expend grant funds of $37,500.00 from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of providing funding for the Recycling on High pilot program; to modify the Collection Services of Yard Waste & Recyclables contract with Rumpke of Ohio, Inc., to add collection of recycling containers in the Recycling on High program to the contract; and increases the amount to be spent with Rumpke in year two of the Yard Waste and Recyclables contract by $8,000.

In partnership with the Short North Alliance, and as part of Mayor Michael B. Coleman's Get Green Columbus initiative, the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Stewardship proposed a bar and restaurant recycling pilot program. The program will be piloted in up to 40 Columbus bars and restaurants along High Street and Broad Street in downtown Columbus and continuing north along High Street through the OSU Campus Area. The City will reach out to bar and restaurant owners to educate them about the importance of recycling for Ohio’s economy, offer them recycling containers, employee training, materials to communicate their efforts to customers, containers for the curb, and pay for the hauling at the curb via Columbus’ contract for Collection Services of Yard Waste & Recyclables. The City of Columbus, through the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Stewardship, applied for and has been awarded a Special Assistance grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to fund the pilot program.

Landfill diversion requirements are established by Ohio Revised Code. The materials being targeted for collection are glass bottles but will include some collection of aluminum cans. This program will segregate collection of glass bottles and aluminum cans from the regular waste stream, extending the life of the landfill operated by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO). For the...

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