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Advanced Disposal Wins Greendale Recycling Contract

Village can take over recycling in the second year of the contract, which saves the community $100,000.

The Greendale Village Board gave unanimous approval Tuesday to hire Advanced Disposal Solid Waste to handle the village's recycling.

Village Manager Todd Michaels said Advanced, formally known as Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest, will take over the contract from 2013 to 2017 and will save the community $100,000. The contract also gives the village the opportunity to take over the recycling portion of the contract starting in the second year if it so chooses.  

“This contract is the same service we’re getting now, but it costs us $100,000 less,” Trustee James Birmingham said.

Michaels said the village sent out requests for proposals for the waste disposal service contract in the fall to Advanced, John’s Disposal Service Inc., and Waste Management of Wisconsin. Waste Management didn’t have a competitive bid for the contract and John’s was rejected because they wouldn’t guarantee pricing for the second through fifth year of the contract.

The village is looking for greater efficiencies, such as switching to two person crews for trash instead of three person crews, leaders said, but they stressed no public works jobs will be eliminated due to the new contract for recycling.

“While we’re saving $100,000, we’re not impacting our staff in anyway,” Trustee Ronald Barbian said. “There will be no staffing or service reduction.”

Jason Patzfahl December 19, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I would like to salute the ENTIRE board for keeping garbage collection in-house and for taking into consideration the possibility of doing our own recycling in Greendale by signing the new contract. According to the EPA 83% of all household waste should either be recycled or composted. If we do our own recycling we should probably switch to larger containers, or collect on a weekly basis and residents who have a verifiable compost bin could get a credit on their property taxes. Just looking toward the future...

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