Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Republic Waste awarded 5-year contract extension in Belleville

Republic Waste will continue as the waste hauler in Belleville for another five years, following a unanimous vote to continue with the company which has served the city for 15 years.
Four bids for the service which includes hauling away refuse, recycling and yard-waste for about 1,100 stops in the city were received and reviewed by Belleville DPW Director Rick Rutherford and City Manager Diana Kollmeyer who recommended that council approve continuing with Republic during the meeting last week.
Rutherford told the council members that the Republic bid was a savings to the city and that the bid included some upgrades to the service. He also cited the experience of Republic in the city and explained that a change could prove problematic for a new provider.
Republic bid $14.85 per stop, per month for the first year of the contract, $15.30 for the second year, $15.75 for the third year, $16.22 for the fourth year and $16.71 during the fifth year of the contract.
Officials did discuss the changing regulations and costs of recycling which are facing every community in the area providing the curbside service as higher costs for the service and new restrictions on acceptable items have been enacted by recycling operators who face the new restrictions from service providers.