File #: 0479-2017    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/17/2017 In control: Environment Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To appropriate $2,100,000.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Rumpke of Ohio, Inc., for yard waste and recycling collection services; to authorize the expenditure of $8,500,000.00 from the General Fund and the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund for the first year of the contract; and to declare an emergency. ($8,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. final 2017 Rumpke Ord Draft Financal Codes 2.16.pdf

This ordinance requests Council’s approval to enter into contract with Rumpke of Ohio, Inc. (Rumpke) through the City’s bid process for the Collection Services of Yard Waste and Recyclables 2017 contract and to provide funding for the first year of the contract. It also authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute contract modifications if needed to clarify terms and conditions of the contract, to execute contract modifications to implement program improvements and enhancements, and to further negotiate with Rumpke for cost reductions related to this contract. If the cost reductions should result in major changes to the services provided under this contract, an ordinance will be submitted requesting Council’s permission to modify the contract.

Landfill diversion requirements are established by Ohio Revised Code. Continuation of a separate collection for these items is necessary to segregate yard waste and recyclables that can be composted and recycled from the regular waste stream. This serves to extend the life of the landfill operated by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO).

The Department of Public Service, Division of Refuse Collection, currently provides bi-weekly collection of recyclables and yard waste for residences through a service contract with Rumpke. The current contract also includes Rumpke servicing recycling containers deployed along Broad Street and High Street as part of the Pedestrian Recycling Program, glass pick-up from restaurants and bars along N. High Street as part of the Recycle On High program, and recyclable collection services for the solar compactors deployed in the Short North Area that also include a container for recyclables. The current contract is a five-year contract that was put in place through the bid process and expires 3/31/17. There were three bidders for that contract.

The Department of Public Service issued a bid in 2016 to establish a contract to replace the e...

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