Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #88

Solid Waste Franchise Agreements - Unincorporated Manatee County, Collection Service Areas 1 and 2


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Gus DiFonzo, Deputy Director, Utilities Department, Ext 5473

Mitch Kessler, President, Kessler Consulting Inc., (813) 971-8333

Action Requested
Approval from the Board of County Commissioners to proceed with franchise waste hauler agreement renewals that will include single-stream recycling collection, waste haulers to provide 64 gallon recycling carts at no additional cost to the County and no increase to the current collection fees.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Municode, Solid Waste Chapter 2-16, Ordinance 85-11

Solid Waste Franchise Agreement, Unincorporated Manatee County, Collection Service Area 1

Solid Waste Franchise Agreement, Unincorporated Manatee County, Collection Service Area 2

Background Discussion
Since October 1, 2008, Manatee County has contracted the solid waste collection services with Waste Management and Waste Pro and desires to continue to do so.  These agreements allow for renewal in 2016.  The agreement renewal provides an opportunity for the County to make desired enhancements to its solid waste collection system.  After thorough review and research from both the Utilities Department and Kessler Consulting Inc., the recommendation is to renew the current agreements with modifications in accordance with Article 6.2 of the agreements.  The County attorney along with Department staff, feel that our requested modifications are within these limits.  The modifications are as follows: 1) no increase in current collection fees; 2) the County would have the waste haulers begin to collect recycling via a single-stream rather than the current dual-stream collection system; and 3) the hauler would supply the 64 gallon carts for recycling collection to County residents at no cost.  The State of Florida has set a goal date of 2020 to achieve a 75% recycling rate within each county. 

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Waste Management Acceptance Letter.pdf
Attachment:  Waste Pro Acceptance Letter.pdf
Attachment:  RLS Response.pdf