5/24/2011Posted by MJ
The Bufalo News reported last week that the change over to provate garbage collection is now delayed until mid-August.
The start of privatized garbage pickup and curbside recycling in the city has been pushed back to mid-August, Mayor Michael W. Tucker said at Wednesday’s Common Council meeting.
Bids from garbage haulers for the service are due Friday, but Corporation Counsel John J. Ottaviano said the bids will be secret until the Council awards a contract.
The bidding is being conducted under an alternative procedure sanctioned by Section 120-w of the state’s General Municipal Law.
That process envisions negotiations with bidders before and after the offers are submitted, rather than the normal sealed-bid process where the low bidder gets the job unless the municipality can prove a problem with its bid.
The bid opening has been delayed at least twice as the three prospective bidders — Modern Disposal, Waste Management and Allied Waste Services — have volleyed questions and issues back and forth with the city....If you have not started yet, now is the best time to get rid of all of the crap you have sitting around and in your property. Don't wait until its too late.
I'm hoping the garbage is sent out with the water 4x anually.