Council awards bids for waste collection, new bucket truck
Charles Warner Editor
UNION — A Greenville firm will provide container collection and waste disposal services for the City of Union over the next three years.
In his report to Union City Council, Public Services Director Perry Harmon stated that, on Nov. 21, the city received three proposals for container collection and waste disposal services for a total of 60 dumpsters. Harmon said the proposals were reviewed by Rogers Calcott Environmental which found no problems with the quotes received. He said the low bidder was the Greenville-based Republic Services and he said city staff recommended that the company be awarded the bid.
Council agreed, voting unanimously to award the bid to Republic Services.
In its proposal, Republic stated in the first year collections of eight cubic yards of waste once a week would cost $60, $62 the second year, and $64 the first year. For the collection of eight cubic yards twice a week, the cost would be $108 the first year, $110 the second year, and $113. The collection of four cubic yards a week would cost $50 the first year, $52 the second year, and $54 the third year. The price for the collection of two cubic yards a week would be $35 the first year, $36 the second year, and $37 the third year.
The total cost would be $60,504 the first year, $61,872 the second year, and $63,648 the third year.
Council also voted unanimously to award the bid for a bucket truck for $192,870.
Utility Director Joe Nichols told council that a bid was received on Nov. 20 from vendors for a bucket truck with a “55-foot hydraulic articulating non-overcenter aerial device mounted on a 2014 Ford F-750 or Freightliner 4x2 cab/chassis.”
Nichols said the only bid the city was received was from Altec Industries for $192,870. He said the Altec met all the requirements at the lowest cost and it was recommended that council award them the bid.
The new truck will replace an older vehicle which Nichols described as a 1997 Chevrolet Bucket Truck.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at email@example.com.
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