Glass recycling is on the work session agenda

By on Monday, March 21st, 2022 in Columbia Basin News Columbia Basin Top Stories

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla City Council meets today (Monday) at 4 p.m. for a work session. One of the items on the agenda is to assess and analyze alternatives for glass recycling. According to the city’s public works staff, residents have repeatedly requested that glass be reintroduced into the city’s recycling program. The city issued a request for proposals from consultants for recycling services back in January. WIH Resource Group of Arizona was the only respondent. WIH has assisted the city with various solid waste evaluations in the past and, according to public works staff, has the qualifications and experience to perform this work.

A contract with WIH Resources Group will cover time and materials (approximately 225 labor hours) and is not to exceed $52,000. Contracts greater than or equal to $20,000 require council authorization. WIH will work to assess and analyze alternatives for glass recycling and advise the city in recycling contract negotiations.

The council will also consider a 10-year lease option of $85,183.85 on advance cardiac monitors for the Walla Walla Fire Department. The lease payment can be paid annually, monthly, or quarterly.

Currently, WWFD utilizes the Zoll X-series cardiac monitors. In 2014, a large capital purchase of six monitors was made at a total cost of $196,896. Recently, the department purchased an additional monitor and is getting ready to purchase another. Zoll has come out with a new option of leasing its equipment with the option to own at the end of the agreement. This leasing option provides warranty coverage on all components for the life of the lease. In addition, anytime a new version of the product is manufactured, the old product is replaced with the new one while keeping the same lease pricing.

The city council work session will be streamed live on the city’s website or via Zoom. The meeting ID number is 814 3612 1398.