Request for Proposals Now Open for a Single Hauler Contract
The Town recently posted a Request for Proposals inviting waste hauling companies to apply for a possible new contract to serve areas in Town that are not currently covered by an HOA waste contract. These areas include Old Town, Erie Airpark, and Northridge. The RFP closes on Sept. 30, 2022. The Town is investigating this because research indicates a single hauler approach would be safer and less disruptive for neighborhoods (by reducing the number of trash trucks driving through), improve customer service for all customers (by requiring the selected hauler to meet specific customer service standards), reduce the price of trash collection while still expanding service options to include recycling and composting (due to economies of scale and coordinated billing), and result in less trash going to the landfill (from the effects of Pay-As-You-Throw pricing and influencing people to increase recycling and composting).
The Board of Trustees will consider these issues and whether the results of the RFP demonstrate it would reduce the price of trash collection. If the Board approves awarding a contract, the selected hauling company will be allotted enough time to organize pickup logistics and bins for the new service areas. If approved, the new service would begin January 2023. Visit the Town’s webpage for more information
about what “Single Hauler” means and the benefits of such a model.