John Hammer delivers right on time:
(L)ast year the city paid ReCommunity $165,000 for recycling. If the contract that the staff recommended is approved then the city, instead of paying $165,000, would make a profit of over $800,000. So it’s a difference of about $1 million for the city, which is good news. The bad news is that the contract with ReCommunity goes back to 1998, which means that for years the city has been paying when it should have been profiting. And the City Council apparently wants to keep doing business with these same people.
ReCommunity also wants a 10-year contract so it can upgrade its recycling facility, which Hammer says is their problem, not Greensboro’s problem.
As for the easy solution to Greensboro’s waste disposal problems, we all know what that is —–reopen the White Street landfill. That issue was apparently settled during the last City Council election, but did anyone really believe that when they cast their vote?
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