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Transport Compostable Materials

July 10, 2014

Proposals due 3:00 pm on August 4, 2014

The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (AGENCY) is seeking proposals from interested and qualified contractors for transport and delivery of compostable materials to permitted composting facilities.

Slightly less than 100,000 tons per year of compostable material is currently accepted at the Central Disposal Site compost facility operated by the AGENCY for processing, composting, and sale of finished product. The County’s contractor currently transports compostable material from the Transfer Stations to the Central Disposal Site composting facility. This contract will expire upon notice from the County to Republic Services that the Master Operating Agreement is effective.

However, it is anticipated that the compost facility may be forced to close or reduce operations due to regulatory requirements. Depending on the ultimate outcome of the regulatory process, the AGENCY may be able to operate its current compost facility during a portion of the year. Although uncertain, it appears that at least some portion of the compostable materials currently processed at the Central Disposal Site will need to be composted elsewhere beginning October 1, 2014. The AGENCY may require transport and delivery services either on a seasonal or continual basis.

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