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Towns may seek bids for garbage hauling

Possible recycling option under discussion


The contract for Sunrise Disposal, the company that performs garbage service in the area, is up for renewal in the four cities, and the cities are looking to put the contract up for bid.

At the May 14 Regional Board of Mayors meeting, the mayors of the four cities (Electric City, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, and Elmer City) discussed renewing the contract with Sunrise Disposal, and felt it wouldn’t hurt to put the contract out to bid to see if they could get more bang for their buck, and possibly look into recycling options as well.

The four towns councils will each individually approve or deny going to bid, with Grand Coulee already approving it, Elmer City discussing but not voting on it prior to the RBOM meeting, and Coulee Dam voting last week to require bids, including one that includes the cost of recycling. Electric City’s council will address it at their next council meeting in June.

If the four towns all individually approve the motion to move to bid, then the RBOM can make the bid official.

The five-year Sunrise Disposal contract runs out at the end of 2019.

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