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Councilman questioning city’s recycling bid process – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-11-24 11:20:39 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — It was up to the leaders of the Omaha City Council for over a year to decide who would get the city’s recycling contract.

Councilor Vinny Palermo casts doubt on the process, saying that both businesses and taxpayers in his area are trading unfairly.

Firstar Fiber is proposing a five-year contract for $ 2.4 million a year, Public works recommendations..

Nebraska Land, meanwhile, submitted a very similar proposal, but the bid was rejected due to lack of paperwork.

Jim Tyler, assistant director of public works, said one problem was that Nebraskaland had plans to relocate the facility, but did not show how the new facility would work for the city’s recycling plan. Said that.

“There are many reasons, not the small flaws that the Legal Department has pointed out to us about why we couldn’t accept the bid,” Tyler said.

Palermo hasn’t bought the reason, and the city says it has appealed to Nebraskaland to create competition to lower bids.

Related: Omaha City Council Concerns Recycling Companies Competing for Bid

“It’s just a bad business,” Palermo told Tyler. And they are the members who live and work in my district. “

Nebraska Land did No Although he disagrees with the refusal to bid, Palermo says he wants to go to the root of the problem.

“You got the worst and the best, but you didn’t move them forward because of minor flaws,” Palermo said.

The council will vote for a proposal from Firstar Fiber next month. The proposal is for 5 years, but you have the option to extend the contract to 15 years.

Related: Omaha is recycling more in larger trash cans
Related: Omaha City Council votes against deal with Nebraska Land Recycling

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