City Committee Makes Recommendations For New Garbage Contract

By Scott Sarvay

July 1, 2010 Updated Jul 1, 2010 at 5:44 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The Fort Wayne City Solid Waste Contract Committee has released its recommendations for the new garbage contract.

The bid specifications are available for interested vendors to view and decide if they want to bid on the contract.

There is some flexibility; vendors can submit a bid for a 3, 7, or even a 10-year contract.

The city is saying that service should be similar to existing trash collection, and there will not be a "pay as you throw" increase for multiple trash cans left by the curb.

Bidders must address recycling as well.

Frank Suarez with the Public Works Department says, “The vendors will be able to bid on the dual system that we have now which is the two bins that we put out, you're familiar with those the brown and the yellow. And then they are looking at an option to do single stream which is a smaller bin that looks like a trash bin, but its a little bit smaller but everything can go into one place.”

The potential vendors and contract committee members will meet on July 8th to work out any problems with the contract before bids must be submitted on July 28th.

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