Earlier this week, the Glendale, Calif., City Council voted to move another step forward in its transition to a waste collection franchise system. Councilmen moved forward with a vetting process for trash hauling companies interested in securing a 10-year contract to service one of four zones within the city.
Almost seven years ago, city officials announced they would convert the city’s open market trash collection system to a system of exclusive franchises. Currently, 33 trash haulers have permits to provide service to any business within the city.
The new franchise system would split the city into four zones with one hauler for each. The plan does not include single family homes and apartment buildings with four units or less. Those properties will continue to be served by Glendale city staff.
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Glendale has moved another step forward this week with a plan to overhaul the way trash is collected from apartments and commercial properties in the city.
In July 2013, Glendale officials announced they would be converting the current open market to a more controlled system of exclusive franchises with the intention of implementing a more streamlined and sustainable approach.
On Tuesday, Glendale City Council members voted to go forward with a vetting process for eight trash-hauling companies interested in securing a lucrative 10-year contract to service one of four geographic zones in the city. Eventually, four will be selected — one for each zone.