PA close to signing trash deal

Peninsula News Network


Port Angeles, WA - The Port Angeles city council is on the verge of signing a deal that could hand off the city’s trash disposal to a private firm, once the public has one more shot to comment on the contract.

Waste Connections of Washington is agreeing to take over the city’s solid waste disposal, building a new transfer station and trucking the city’s waste to a regional landfill in Oregon. The move is needed once the city’s landfill reaches its capacity and is closed this coming year.

The new agreement is expected to result in some significant increases in garbage rates and the city council has to hold a public hearing before signing the contract. That hearing continues during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.


City signs solid waste contract

April 7th, 2005 - 5:24am


(Port Angeles) -- The Port Angeles City Council this week approved the second-highest contract in city history when they unanimously approved an agreement to deal with garbage when the landfill must close next year. The solid waste services agreement with Waste Connections of Washington, Inc, totals about $90-million dollars over the next 20 years. The city must shut down it's landfill on the west side of town by the end of 2006. Instead of a landfill, the region will have to truck it's garbage out of the area using a transfer station that will be set up at the current landfill site. In a related action, the city council agreed to surplus five pieces of equipment used to process solid waste. The city will continue to use the equipment until Waste Connections takes over, then transfer them to the new company.
In other action, the city will pay Worthy and Associates of Seattle more than 24-thousand dollars to fix a drainage problem at Shane Park. Softball associations had lobbied the city to fix the problem because in west weather the field become unplayable for days at a time.



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