Outagamie County, Wis., has entered into a new contract for curbside recycling pickup. The county’s Department of Recycling and Solid Waste will partner with Orion Waste Solutions, which currently services 27 of Outagamie’s 32 municipalities.
The seven-year deal is designed to encourage participation and reduce contamination through tagging events, continued education and increased driver knowledge. This will be attained through partnership-building tours of the Tri-County Recycling Facility along with the use of a newly created assessment tool.
“These new aspects of the contract are especially useful in the current recycling market,” said Brian Van Straten, director of Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste, in a statement. “Increased quality and cost reduction are absolutely required, due to China’s National Sword policy’s impact upon the U.S. recycling marketplace.”
“Along with this new contract, Orion is excited to announce that it will be rolling out a brand new fleet of New Way automated trucks that are cleaner and more efficient,” said Orion CEO Dean Kattler in a statement. “The new trucks will be automated side loading, with litter prevention to help keep the communities looking clean. The new trucks are scheduled to replace the current fleet mid-winter.”
The new contract will go into effect on April 1, 2020.