District Issues Update On Recyclables Contract
The District of Muskoka issued an information update on recycling processing today after concern was expressed by residents, following news that there may be split between Waste Connection Of Canada and the District.
The District says that curbside collection for Muskoka residents will continue as normal, and asks residents to continue to sort recyclables and set it out on your normal collection day.
The District says a Request for Proposal (RFP) was developed to prepare for province-wide blue box program changes anticipated for 2024. Waste Connection of Canada says that the RFP essentially blocks the company from tendering a proposal as dual stream processing will not be allowed, and trucks hauling Muskoka’s recyclables will be sent down to Toronto where single stream processing can be completed.
The District says the valuation of the proposals will not only focus on cost and efficiency, but also on achieving the best environmental outcomes and customer service for Muskoka.
The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, March 29, 2021 and the District says the results will be considered at the Engineering and Public Works Committee on April 12, 2021.
The District’s procurement policy does not permit them to comment any further until the contract is awarded.