The City requires a Company to work in conjunction with Solid Waste Services (SWS) to perform Curbside Residential Recycling Collection Services. The Company shall collect all Recyclables generated by customers in the City-provided Recyclables Container and shall be in accordance with Chapter l 0, Article II of the Charlotte Municipal Code. The Company shall perform the work in a competent, qualified, diligent, and efficient manner.
The City uses a Single-Stream Recycling collection system, consisting of fibrous and non fibrous materials. The Company will not be required to sort any Recyclables but may have to hand load overflow cardboard left beside the Recyclable Container. It is the purpose of these specifications to provide a framework for accomplishing the tasks that result in maintaining quality, safe, and sanitary Residential Recycling Collection Services for the residents of the City of Charlotte. The intent of the Services is to collect all Recyclables properly placed out for collection within the City limits.
Solid Waste Services (SWS) provides residential waste collection service to over 220,000 single-family households, over 130,000 multi-family households and approximately 1,100 businesses located within the City of Charlotte. For single-family households, services include the weekly collection and disposal of garbage, bulky items, yard waste, and the delivery and repair of rollout containers. Recyclables are collected bi-weekly.
Refuse, recyclables, yard waste and bulky waste are collected from the curb on the same day of the week. The collection of non-recyclable, bulky items, white goods and tires is a scheduled service initiated by a resident request. Disabled residents may request and obtain approval for backyard garbage and recyclable collection services with a verification for need from a certified physician. To enable their solid waste disposal needs, City single-family residents are currently provided with one 95/96 gallon rollout container for refuse collection and receive one 95/96 gallon rollout container for recyclables collection. Small business garbage customers receive weekly service for to five (5) containers collected.
The City currently has two contracts for Refuse and Recycling carts. One contract is for the purchase of new carts and a separate contract is being used for the maintenance and service of the carts that are currently in service. The City would like to combine the purchase and service of recycling and refuse carts into one contract.