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Council OKs new garbage contract

Original post made on Sep 20, 2012

While competitors were knocking on the city's door, the City Council gave long time garbage hauler Recology Mountain View another eight years on Tuesday, unanimously approving a new contract that contains costs while adding a modest amount of new services.

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Posted by Andrew
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Doesn't "We'll get more for less dollars" contradict "Rate increases are expected next year of up to"?

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Nice to see competitive bidding. Oh wait, there wasn't any.
'Fewer' dollars, not 'less' dollars. Oh wait, neither one.

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Posted by JLS
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

It stinks of back room politics that MV City Council would not allow other companies to give their proposals. Los Altos has a MUCH better program. My birthday gift from Los Altos friends was to be able to drop my compost off in their bins--a gift an environmentalist really appreciates. And not to give this and other companies a chance to bid smells very fishy indeed. Was someone paid off? If other companies were cost more, fine--they don't get the job. But to not allow them to bid? What is going on here?

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Shoreline West
on Sep 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Same old MO from the city officials. Back door deals, and higher costs for residents. Kind of inline with our water rates skyrocketing because we rationed too much and didn't use enough. That is enough! November is coming up, time to vote out EVERY SINGLE incumbent! Time to stop corruption and fraud while playing with our dollars on our payroll!

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Posted by Bettina
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 21, 2012 at 9:19 am

Can anyone tell me what the average Recology employee makes a year to justify more than a 10% raise within 2 years? After the two years are up are they going to ask for more? Just curious.

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Posted by Nicole
a resident of Rex Manor
on Sep 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Seriously, no composting for 10 years, that is really really sad. Are we the only city left witout composting? And every other week for recycling, frankly I have more of that than garbage. Why not garbage every other week and recycling/composting every week?

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

This reminds of the Halliburton no-bid contracts aproved by ex-CEO and then VP Dick Cheney for the Iraq war and reconstruction.

Well, at least this money will be spent cleaning up our own trash here in the US, not wasted away in some far-off desert.

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Posted by Judy
a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Recology is the absolutely BEST collector in the area. Compare them with our neighbors collectors. They offer great services and have done an unassuming and amazing job for years. Thanks!