Revelstoke garbage collection service decision to be revisited

City councillors will have another chance to decide who will be contracted to do the city's garbage collection at the next city council meeting.

Revelstoke's councillors will discuss our garbage collection service options at the Oct. 27 meeting. Photo: From Flickr

The issue of who will provide our garbage services will be revisited at the Revelstoke City Council meeting on Oct. 27.

The question was left open after the last meeting when a tied vote defeated the recommendation to continue with the in-house service.

City staff have reviewed the questions and concerns of councillors at the last meeting and have provided additional clarification to the report.

Councillors now will have a number of options to choose from on this issue, which includes:

  1. Go with the in-house service as recommended;
  1. Direct staff to enter into discussions with Bresco Industries Ltd. with a view to finalizing an agreement to provide the service as per their alternative manual collection proposal; or
  1. Cancel the current request for proposals process and commence a new procurement process with either the same or an amended scope of service and requirements.

The current cost per household for garbage services is $110 a year. If the city goes with the in-house service CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), costs are expected to increase 2% a year from 2016-2020.

The other alternatives, which would also include increases over the years are Bresco’s alternative manual collection at $128.89 or Bresco’s manual collection at $153.26.

See the full report here.

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