The Windsor, Calif., City Council voted 4-1 to reconsider its waste contract with Green Waste Recovery Inc., stating there are unresolved issues with the company’s proposed Petaluma transfer station.
Although the proposed location for the transfer station is zoned for industrial uses, council members are concerned about possible groundwater contamination and the site’s close proximity to residential homes, retail stores and offices and a youth-oriented gymnastics facility.
The City Council’s decision now allows four other companies to resubmit their contract bids for consideration.
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Just when it seemed Windsor had a new garbage hauling company for the next 10 years, the Town Council has had a change of heart, upending a multimillion dollar deal it struck last month over one of the town’s most basic municipal functions.
The move reflects political and legal hurdles facing a proposed Petaluma recycling transfer station proposed by the new operator and comes as Santa Rosa weighs its options for a new garbage contract, one of the most lucrative services that local cities outsource.
The Windsor Council on Tuesday night voted 4-1 to reconsider the contract it awarded to Green Waste Recovery Inc., citing unresolved issues over the company’s proposed Petaluma transfer station, including its proximity to residences.