After a long presentation by staff and a roughly 45-minute, closed-door executive session that was presumably about the contract, the Sammamish City Council unanimously awarded Republic Services a waste collection deal that will run from 2017 through 2025.
The action came during the council’s first meeting of the year on Jan. 5.
The council rejected an opposing bid from Waste Management of Kirkland. City staff members described Waste Management’s bid as nonresponsive.
When the new contract takes effect next year, one waste collection company will be serving the entire city, excluding the Klahanie annexation area that became part of the city Jan. 1.