Sylvania Township trustees have approved a contract with Archbold Refuse Service Inc., for the township’s household item pickup service this year through 2022.
Archbold will be paid $375 per ton of items collected in each year of the three-year contract, according to Rob Nash, superintendent of the township road and service department, They will also be paid $550 each for what is known as a dumpster cycle.
Mr. Nash, said a 30-yard dumpster is placed at the township hall and residents are allowed to discard items there which for one reason or another weren’t collected during the sweep. Each time the full dumpster is filled and taken away is considered cycle.
Items will be collected this year beginning Sept. 14.
Last year the contract went to Archbold Refuse Service with low bid of $365 per ton.
This year, Mr. Nash said he asked for bids on a three-year contract hoping to attract more bidders. Although the package did not attract additional bidders, Mr. Nash said the attempt appeared to keep the price down.
The only other company bidding on the project this year was Stevens Disposal & Recycling Services.
Stevens won the contract in 2018 with a bid of $400 per ton.
Mr. Nash said the attempt to attract more bidders wasn’t meant to be critical of Stevens or Archbold Refuse, adding that they 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.
Written by: Mike Jones, Public Information Officer
Published Date: April 8, 2020
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