City’s Trash Transporter Files Bankruptcy – City Council Discusses Transfer Station Contract IssuesSeptember 10th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
Mayor Allen Maxwell to the City Council, at last week’s meeting that Delta Environmental has declared bankruptcy (chapter 7), and no longer hauls trash out of the city transfer station.
The city has temporarily engaged WCA out of Smackover to haul the ciy’s trash. WCA also has provided service to Monticello during Delta Environmental’s earlier service problems.
Maxwell added that WCA would like to continue to haul the city’s trash under a contract, Bradley County and Warren have contracted with WCA in their similar situations.
Any company that would serve the city would have to purchase equipment and hire new employees; WCA will have to invest around $600,000 on bins, trucks, and trailers, in order to adequately cover Monticello’s needs.
Due to the time frame, Maxwell asked the city for permission to bypass the bidding process, and negotiate a contract with WCA, and bring that offer back to the council for their approval.
An emergency was then declared by the council to bypass the bid process, “to prevent trash from piling up for 3 months” during the bid process.
MLive was told t hat Delta Environmental was likely closed prior to Labor Day.
The results of the WCA negotiations should be updated at that September 20 city council meeting.