Crestview council weighs garbage collectors' contract proposals

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Rory Cassedy, municipal services manager for Allied Waste Services' parent company, Republic Services, addresses the Crestview City Council on Monday about his company's bid to assume trash pick-up service.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 at 12:42 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The City Council will continue debating the merits of four companies bidding to run the city's garbage collection services.

After Rory Cassedy defended his company, Allied Waste Services’, proposal, the council agreed on Monday to defer any decision until all bidders could present proposals during the council’s Aug. 26 meeting.

Allied ranked third out of four companies scored by a review committee comprising Public Works Director Wayne Steele, City Clerk Betsy Roy and Finance Director Patti Beebe.

The committee scored the bidders in 15 areas under technical, managerial and financial categories. The top-scoring company was Waste Pro, the city's current waste contractor.

The contract period expires Oct. 1. Bidders were vying for a five-year contract to handle Crestview's solid waste and recycling programs.

Cassedy protested the committee's ranking, noting Delaware-based Allied, Gulf Breeze's waste contractor, submitted the lowest residential and commercial services bids of $15.49 and $19.59, respectively.

Florida-based Waste Pro's current monthly charges are $19 for residential customers and $24 for commercial.

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