Archbold Refuse Service has submitted the low bid for work during the annual Sylvania Township household pickup program. The bid for the job is $365 per ton of household items collected.
The only other bidder was Stevens Disposal & Recycling Services, which submitted a bid of $450 per ton.
Stevens won the contract last year with a bid of $400 per ton They had been the only company to submit bids on the job since winning the contract with a bid of $300 in 2016.
Rob Nash, superintendent of the township road department, said he wasn’t critical of Stevens and said they always did a good job, but the bidding process was frustrating because of the lack of interest from companies which might be able to perform the work.
He said he had reached out to other firms, but most have regular customers and can’t alter their schedules or have sufficient equipment to add for the township household pickup.
Last year’s one-time sweep through the township resulted in a collection of 120 tons, Mr. Nash noted.
The service for Sylvania Township residents is scheduled this year to begin Sept. 9. In order to not be missed, it is recommended that all items should be placed at the curb or edge of the road the evening of Sept. 8.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Posted: July 1, 2019
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