Resolution to Appropriate Funds ($1,428,620.00) and Approve Purchase with Toter, Inc. for 33,000 Recycling Carts ($1,428,620.00) (8 Votes Required)
The attached resolution authorizes and approves the purchase of 33,000 recycling carts from Toter, Inc. These carts will be used as part of the new single stream recycling program, and will be distributed to residents and businesses starting July 1, 2010.
The following resolutions are being submitted to Council as part of the single stream program:
· Contract amendment with FCR for MRF upgrades (passed 11-5-09)
· Purchase of four automated recycling trucks
· Purchase of 33,000 Toter recycling carts
· Contract amendment with Recycle Ann Arbor
· Contract with RecycleBank
Each of the recycling carts will be equipped with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag, which will allow the carts to be tracked for participation by equipment on the new recycling trucks. This information will be used as part of the RecycleBank incentive program.
Individual single-family homes will each receive one 64-gallon cart, with the option to upgrade to one 96-gallon cart if they need the extra capacity. Homes with disabled or elderly residents will have the option to select a 32-gallon cart if they desire. Multi-family units and businesses will receive 96-gallon carts.
The carts will be colored bright blue and will have color decals on the lids identifying the materials that can be placed inside the carts. The carts will be manufactured with a minimum 25% recycled material.
The Toter recycling carts are being purchased through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA). The National IPA contract is based on the City of Tucson, AZ. The City of Tucson has publicly solicited and awarded an agreement for Refuse Containers to Toter. This cooperative purchasing agreement (Contract #083008) is available to public agencies and non-profit entities nationwide. The National IP...Click here for full text