Double J Disposal of Austin has won a one-year contract to operate the pilot recycling program at the North Fork Transfer Station. Double J will take over from Waste Management, which operated the program for the past year.
In making the announcement, county commission chairman Doug Atchley emphasized the county’s North Fork program is still in the pilot stage. There has been no decision to permanently adopt a consumer recyling effort.
There are two unresolved issues, Atchley explained.
The first is that with only one year of operation, there isn’t sufficient data to determine if the program is economically viable. The $16,280 first-year cost of operating the North Fork Transfer Station recycling program is thought to be high.
Second, it’s suspected commercial entities are using the free North Fork recyling bins. “They are intended to be for residential use,” Atchley said.
The county commissioners’ decision to award Double J the program for a year also includes servicing the county’s newspaper recycling bin at 4th and Meeker in Delta.blog comments powered by Disqus