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Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council Approves $589K Extended Agreement with Waste Management

This decision was made so that the city can continue to provide residents and businesses with uninterrupted solid waste and recycling services.

Earlier this year, officials of the City of Ann Arbor, Mich., raised concerns about ReCommunity, its former recycling plant operator. Those concerns led the city to terminate its contract with ReCommunity and Resource Recovery Systems. Since then, the city has been on a mission to find a new waste and recycling contractor.

Last month, the City Council of Ann Arbor approved a $295,690 emergency purchase order for Waste Management to provide its services to the city for at least six weeks. Now, the City Council has approved a $588,734 extended agreement, which will allow Waste Management to continue its short-term operation of the city’s recycling plant and waste transfer station.

This decision was made so that the city can continue to provide residents and businesses with uninterrupted solid waste and recycling services.

MLive has more:

Ann Arbor has entered into another short-term deal with Waste Management Inc. for continued recycling plant operations.

The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night, Sept. 6, to approve an extended agreement estimated to cost $588,734 for short-term operation of the city's recycling plant and waste transfer station off Platt Road.

That follows the City Council's vote last month to approve a six-week, $295,690 deal with Waste Management, ratifying actions taken by the city's administration in July after firing previous plant operator ReCommunity.

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