In Houston, the New Year has started off much like the last ended: with continued contention over a proposed 20-year, $37-million recycling contract.
In the latest delay, City Councilman Mike Knox pushed a vote on the deal out at least one more week, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Previously, in late December Houston City Controller Chris Brown sent his certification letter to the mayor and city council members on the city’s proposed $37 million recycling contract with Spanish firm FCC, but the council opted to postpone the vote then as well.
In November, Houston City Council members questioned the length and price of the contract since it changed numerous times.
In July, the council delayed a vote on a proposed $48 million, 20-year recycling contract with FCC Environmental. This action followed Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s recent decision to turn down EcoHub’s One Bin project, despite the fact that Houston was poised to become the pilot city for EcoHub.