We had the bid opening for the Monthly Satellite Locations on November 15
th. We received only one bid from the Bowling Green Recycling Center (BGRC). BGRC’s first year bid was $88,560 which was more than 10% over the bid estimate of $60,000. This caused us to have to reject the bid.
After discussions with some area haulers and reviewing other Solid Waste Districts’ set-ups, we recommended moving forward with permanent drop-offs in 2018. There would likely be 10 locations after some of the locations are merged. North Baltimore’s recycling location would remain unchanged. The Bowling Green Recycling Center and NAT 24 Hour Drop Off locations would remain unaffected as well. Our goal is to provide the best service at the lowest cost. We believe the residents will be very receptive to 24/7 locations as officials from the proposed pilot locations were very receptive. The ability to accept mixed recyclables will provide ease of use to residents and likely the ability to recycle additional material.
Now that we have received the support of the Wood County Commissioners to move forward, we will begin working with them, our Policy Committee, and the local jurisdictions to begin this process. As we progress with the steps needed to be completed for implementation we will keep you informed. We look forward to making the recycling program more accessible and convenient for our residents!