Jan 12 2018

Piedmont to Consider Adoption of Solid Waste Services Agreement with Republic Services Jan. 16

The final adoption of a Solid Waste Agreement with Richmond Sanitary Services will be up for a vote on Tuesday, January 16, 2018  at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The Council approved the first reading of the ordinance granting the franchise on December 4th.

The City of Piedmont, with the assistance of R3 Consulting Group (R3), administered a competitive proposal process to provide residential and commercial garbage, recyclable material and organic collection services in the City of Piedmont. On July 17, 2017, the City Council received a report from R3 regarding the results of proposals submitted, and directed City staff to accept Richmond Sanitary Service’s proposal (the only proposal submitted) and proceed with negotiations. Extensive negotiations between the City and RSSservices have concluded and a final solid waste services agreement will be brought to Council for approval on December 4, 2017.

READ the staff report and information HERE.

Monday, January, 16th – 7:30 p.m.
City Council Chamber

– New Contract to Start July 1, 2017 –


Relevant Documents:

To learn more about current solid waste services in Piedmont visit: www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/recycling-waste.shtml

Comments regarding the proposed contract may be sent to the City Council via email to: citycouncil@piedmont.ca.gov.

To send comments via U.S. Mail, please use the following address: Piedmont City Council c/o City Clerk, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. Any correspondence sent to the City may be considered a public record.

Residents with questions or who wish to add their name to an to an email notification list for activity related to the solid waste services agreement welcome to contact Assistant Planner Chris Yeager at cyeager@piedmont.ca.gov or 510-420-3067.

The Piedmont Planning Department has also prepared a document on frequently asked questions.  The 9 page document can be read HERE.

For further inquiries, call 420-3067.

One Response to “Piedmont to Consider Adoption of Solid Waste Services Agreement with Republic Services Jan. 16”

  1. Republic apparently was sending recycling to China. Recently China has decided to stop accepting it and our “recycling” will end up in landfill. At premium prices!


    “Western states, which have relied the most on Chinese recycling plants, have been hit especially hard. In some areas — like Eugene, Ore., and parts of Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii — local officials and garbage haulers will no longer accept certain items for recycling, in some cases refusing most plastics, glass and certain types of paper. Instead, they say, customers should throw these items in the trash.”

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