The City Council on Monday, May 3 will begin reviewing proposals submitted in February by four waste hauling companies – Athens Services, CR&R, Inc., Ware Disposal and Waste Management of Orange County – vying for the City’s Integrated Solid Waste Management Services contract.
After council members have reviewed the proposals and completed their discussion, the next step in the process will be to direct staff and the City’s consultant firm Sloan Vazquez to negotiate a proposed final agreement with one firm. This could happen on Monday or at the May 17 council meeting or the following council meeting. Staff will then return with the agreement for council consideration at a later date.
The City’s current agreement with Waste Management of Orange County expires after a decade on Dec. 31, 2010. The City is required to solicit a new agreement for trash and recycling services under voter-approved Measure L, which in 2000 amended sections of the City’s Municipal Code, allowing for up to a 10-year term for residential and commercial integrated waste management franchises. A new agreement will take effect in January 2011.
The RFP required the companies to demonstrate their expertise in safely providing solid waste, recyclable material and organic material collection services. The companies were also required to demonstrate how they intend to achieve high diversion rates through existing and/or new innovative programs, including public education.
After an in-depth evaluation process that included public input, Sloan Vazquez ranked the proposals from high to low based on the scoring system in the RFP. The rankings are as follows: 1) Waste Management of Orange County; 2) CR&R, Inc. 3) Athens Services; and 4) Ware Disposal.
The City Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday, May 3 in Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Civic Center. For more information, visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org.