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File #: 3166-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To appropriate funds within the General Government Grant Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Cascadia Consulting Group for the Recycling Program Consultant Study contract; to authorize the expenditure of up to $107,812.50 from the General Fund and the General Government Grant Fund for the contract; and to declare an emergency. ($107,812.50)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3166-2018 Recycling Study draft
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance requests Council’s approval to enter into professional services contracts with Cascadia Consulting Group, Inc., for the Recycling Program Consultant Study contract and to provide funding for 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, provides bi-weekly collection of recyclables and yard waste for residences through the Collection Services of Yard Waste and Recyclables contract. The Department of Public Service issued a bid in 2016 to replace the existing contract for the Collection Services of Yard Waste and Recyclables, which was expiring in 2017. The original contract was awarded to Rumpke, and Rumpke was also awarded the 2017 contract. The 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 5-year contract expiring on March 31, 2022, with five one-year renewal options.

The City, along with SWACO and other regional municipalities, have identified challenges to recycling programs and have identified areas to explore where opportunities may exist for increased participation and service, reduced cost, and reduced contamination of the collected recyclable materials. The intent of the Recycling Program Consultant Study is to prepare and execute a study of the City of Colu...

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