Changing of the Guard in Laurentian Hills

By  VANCE GUTZMAN


RECYCLING


Ecpect to see a changing of the guard next month in terms of the company that will be picking up recyclables in Laurentian Hills.  The town's public works committee is recommending to council that Beaumen Waste Management Systems be awarded the new recycling contract.  The recommendation came forward from the committee last week, after the town opened up quotes it had received for the contract.


Beaumen's proposal will see the town receive bi-weekly dual-stream pick-up service of recyclables at an annual cost of $52,875.59, including HST.  The municipalities current contract expires at the end of March.


The other company that responded to the town's request for quotes was Canadain Waste Management, and it submitted several proposals.  One was for the continued seervice of Tuesday pickups altering between fibres and container recyclables in the amount of $85,000 (HST included) with the town paying approximately $11,000 a year in tipping fees at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC).  The net cost ot the town after the HST rebate is factored in with the tipping fees would be $87,545.28.  The lowest option presented by Canadian Waste Management was for bi-weekly dual steam pick-up, with recyclables hauled to Beaumen's depot in Renfrew.  The net cost to the town for that proposal, after the HST rebate, came in at $74,542.25


The municipality's current contract's net cost for recycling, including tipping fees at the OVWRC, sits at $72,804.45.


Beaumen's proposal will se a change in the recycling schedule from weekly Tuesday pick-ups to bi-weekly Wednesday pick-ups.