Representatives of solid waste hauling firms that would like to compete for the county's business suggested that commissioners consider advances in automated collection services; asking for rebates on recycled material; and other upgrades not mentioned in a proposal to retain the two current haulers over a multi-year term.
"We are asking that the county step back and pump the brakes a little bit," said
Last month, commissioners unanimously approved a plan to proceed with a renewal of solid waste franchise agreements with current haulers,
Commissioners are slated to make a decision after an as-yet unscheduled public hearing.
Agreements with the current haulers expire in 2016, and may be renewed for up to one additional term, not to exceed seven years, according to county documents.
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