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Over 800 Citizens Have Weighed In On County Waste/Recycling: Have You?

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Buncombe County – Let your voice be heard. Buncombe County is inviting residents to participate in our waste and recycling collection survey. The survey is a way to let County staff and the Board of Commissioners know what is important regarding waste and recycling collection. Visit the Buncombe website to join more than 800 residents who have already taken the survey.

As Buncombe County prepares to award a new contract for waste collection, disposal, and recycling collection, the County would like to give the public an opportunity to weigh in on what they would like from a provider. Selecting a trash and recycling pickup provider for residents in unincorporated Buncombe is an important decision that involves the entire community. “Providing a platform for citizen feedback is critical as we evaluate the waste and recycling collection needs in the community,” notes County Solid Waste Director Dane Pedersen. “Input regarding possible collection service improvements will be essential for assessing the restructuring of certain contract parameters.” All feedback will be compiled and shared with the public, County staff, and the Board of Commissioners. The survey will be available until Thursday, Feb. 28.

The County’s tentative timetable for awarding a new contract is as follows:
An RFP was issued on Jan. 18, 2019.
Staff and Commissioners will analyze bids through April 30, 2019.
Commissioners will vote on a new contract in May of 2019.

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