Council Memo

Award of City Contract No. 2018-049 to Rotational Molding Inc. for supply of 300 gallon containers and lids in a total amount not to exceed $30,000.00. Funding is available in the Solid Waste Fund.


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Document Comments

Recommended Action: MOVE to award City Contract No. 2018-049 to Rotational Molding Inc., in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00.


Item Summary


The Solid Waste Division of Public Works is in the process of improving efficiencies for solid waste pickup and recycling collection in alleyways.  This project will replace the individual 65-gallon trash and 35-gallon recycling carts with one shared 300-gallon trash container and one 300-gallon recycling container for every four homes in alleys, wherever possible




Since the implementation of automated trash and recycling collection in the City, the majority of customers that receive service in the alleys use individual 65-gallon trash and 35-gallon recycle carts for trash and recycling pickup. Currently, carts are placed for service on both sides of the alley, which requires that the driver go through the alley twice.  The additional trip through the alley causes unnecessary wear and tear to the alley surface and increases the time needed for service.  The driver currently empties 4 carts to service 4 homes, twice a week - once for trash service and once for recycle service


Changing service for alley customers to one 300-gallon trash container and one 300-gallon recycle container for every four homes will assist the division with the routing changes needed to accommodate new growth areas within the City.  The consolidation of containers within alleys will result in reduced mileage for the route, less containers to lift resulting in less wear to vehicles and reduction in impacts to the roadway.  This project will be the first phase to condense the number of pick-up points within the City and have customers share containers where possible


All alleys considered for this change have been evaluated to determine which customers will be affected by the change to convert to 300-gallon containers.  Through the evaluation, some alleys were deemed unsafe to use for automated trash containers.  These customers will have their service relocated to the street.  Customers will be notified of any changes two weeks prior to the delivery of the 300-gallon containers and/ or change in service location.


The City received three competitive bids for the container purchase.  Rotational Molding Inc. was the low bidder who met the specifications.   


Financial Impact


Funding for this project is available in FY18 from the Solid Waste Fund in the amount of $30,000.00.

Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Video City Council Voting Meeting
draft Draft
MOVER:Greg Lazzell, Councilman
SECONDER:Steve Sischka, Councilman
AYES:Harry Oberg, Jim Lamerson, Steve Blair, Greg Lazzell, Billie Orr, Steve Sischka, Jean Wilcox