Eureka Recycling has signed a five-year contract with the City of St. Paul, Minn., to provide both collection and processing of materials collected from the city’s alleys. To keep the services running smoothly, Eureka will submit year-end and either monthly or quarterly reports to the city detailing the amount of material collected, missed collections and complaints and “unusual contamination issues and chronic problem properties.”
Owners of single-family homes will pay $58 a year for the services, but that price is slated to increase by 2 percent or less in January 2019 and January 2021, according to the Consumer Price Index.
TwinCities.com has more details:
When the city of St. Paul sought to add collection in wheeled, lidded carts to its residential recycling program late last year, four companies responded to the city’s request for proposals.
Only one — Eureka Recycling — offered to do double duty by servicing alleys citywide and then handle the sorting and resale of recyclables to paper, plastic and metal buyers.