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Pitkin County Landfill Operations to Go Out to Bid

Pitkin County Landfill Operations to Go Out to Bid

An outside firm has operated the Pitkin County Landfill since 1999, but commissioners agreed Tuesday to put a contract up for bid next month.

Pitkin County paid nearly $2.2 million in 2014 to Heartland Environmental Services, the firm that operates the landfill. Its contract expires in February 2016.

Public Works Director Brian Pettet and Cathy Hall, the county’s solid-waste manager, said putting out a request for proposals would create a level playing field for competing companies and assure a quality product and transparent process. Commissioner agreed with a 5-0 informal vote taken at the work session.

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