Niagara Region's new collection contract starts in October 2020. Emterra's original contract was set to expire in 2018, but Regional Council extended the contract in 2017 due to effects of the Province's new Waste Diversion Act.
When the extension was being considered, there was a possibility that recycling collection and processing would shift to full producer responsibility. The extension allowed for:
Consultation helped decide if there was enough support for the proposed service options, including every-other-week garbage collection. Every-other-week garbage collection was recommended to Council based on:
The new collection contract will be split into two areas. Both areas will have every-other-week garbage collection.
May to august 2018 - completed
Discussed the impact of proposed collection service options to the industrial, commercial and institutional, mixed use and multi-residential property sectors with business representatives
june to october 2018 - Completed
Attended Public Works meetings to provide a presentation on the proposed collection service options
october to november 2018 - Completed
Engaged with stakeholders using online survey, open houses, information booths and digital channels
november to december 2018 - Completed
Conducted telephone surveys with low-density residential properties in all 12 municipalities
december 2018 to february 2019 - completed
Attended local area municipality committee and council meetings to present the proposed collection service options
february to may 2019 - completed
Approval by Regional Council of proposed collection service options for the next collection contract. Developed a request for proposal for waste, recycling and organics collection for the next collection contract, including proposed options from public stakeholder consultation.
august 2019 - completed
Issued a negotiated request for proposal for the new collection contract to accept bids from all interested parties
august 1 to september 17, 2019 - completed
Accepted bids from all parties and proponents were ranked on a combination of both the technical score and pricing
october 17, 2019 - completed
Regional Council approved every-other-week garbage collection recommended by Waste Management.With this direction from Council, short-listed proponents were allowed to submit their Best and Final Offer, which must be less than or equal to their original proposed financial submission.
november 6, 2019 - completed
Negotiations concluded with the short-listed proponents
november 14, 2019 - completed
Waste Management staff present report on successful proponents to Council
Council to provide direction on optional services, such as special events recycling and scrap metal collection
Select enhanced services by local area municipalities, such as public space recycling and public space litter bin collection
Introduce service level changes communication campaign
Start new collection contract