Canada’s Niagara Region is looking to split its waste collections contract into two parts, as its current deal with Emterra Environmental is coming to an end.
The Standard reports that Emterra had struggled to complete collection on time due to fleet maintenance problems, labor shortages and extreme weather. So, the region has sent out a request for proposal that seeks to split the collection area into two collection areas. One collection area will include Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham, Thorold, Wainfleet and West Lincoln. While the second comprises Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, St. Catharines and Welland.
According to the report, companies can bid on one or both contracts but must submit separate proposals that include two scenarios—one based on weekly garbage collection and the other on garbage collected every other week.
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With Niagara Region's deal with Emterra Environmental to collect our trash, recycling, and organics coming to an end, a new deal is in the offing.
The RFP (request for proposal) process closes Tuesday, said Jennifer Mazurek, the Region's program manager for waste management, in a memo to councillors.
Emterra struggled to complete collection on time because of fleet maintenance issues, labour shortages, and extreme weather.