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City to negotiate waste-collection contract

Original post made on Sep 24, 2009

The city of Menlo Park will begin negotiations on a contract with a new waste management provider to take over collection services in 2011.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 24, 2009, 11:15 AM

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Posted by Garbage
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Sep 24, 2009 at 11:52 am

10 years is too long a period to sign.


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Posted by Citywide Collection Day
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm

The citywide collection day worked well in SF. While some might find it objectionable, it was a good opportunity for scavengers to come around and collect stuff all at once, which was then presumably recycled by being resold, rather then ending up in a landfill.


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Posted by Tracy Austin
a resident of another community
on Sep 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm

10 years may or may not be too long for a contract for your community. However, in the spirit of being a good neighbor, you may want to find out if Recology would plan to dump your trash and non-recyclables in a small Nevada community as part of the 5000 TONS of trash, per week, 5 days per week for 95 years they plan to haul in from the general bay area. 95 years is a REALLY long time. Most of my friends and family in the bay area don't want any part of this type of plan.

Check it out: www.nevadansagainstgarbage.com , join the face book group Web Link follow desertplaya on twitter and tweet your views using #noCAtrashinNV


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Posted by top dog
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Sep 24, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I think 5 years is long enough. not 10.


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Posted by MOE
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm

If it's a good contract (Devil's in the details) 10 years may be OK with an option to review after 5 yaears.


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Posted by Green resident
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

If Recology can offer a better service: i.e. more recyclable items, food scraps, etc. - that is great.
However:
1. Length of contract is a concern. I'd prefer 3 years and a review period, with an option to extend.
2. Will it cost me more? I am concerned that costs will be passed on to us, the residents...
3. Where/how they process the waste and recyclables? Which landfill? How are they planning to use the recyclables (I hope none gets dumped as garbage...).


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