AOR Blog


The City of Seattle is requesting initial vendor review and input on a potential Request for Proposals (RFP) for future Organics Processing Services to process yard debris, food scraps, food-soiled paper, compostable food packaging, and compostable bags received through the City’s transfer stations and through the City’s solid waste collection contracts. Responses to this Request for Information (RFI) will be used to inform the final 2018 RFP for organics processing services starting in 2020 or 2022.

Interested vendors are encouraged to review the RFI, the draft RFP, and related documents, at  Note that you are required to complete a free registration to view, print or save documents. 

The deadline for submitting responses to the RFI is 3:00 PM, Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Submittals and all questions regarding this RFI process shall be directed only to the RFI Administrator, Lisa Hill .

The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selection of Contractors is subject to applicable laws and ordinances regarding equal opportunity employment.


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