AOR Blog

10-25-2018

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 https://www.ebidexchange.com/seattle.  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.


10-31-2018

From Recycling Today, by DeAnne Toto

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has introduced Colorado NextCycle, a program that provides funding, expertise and economic data to Colorado businesses, communities, universities and startups interested in turning recovered materials into marketable...

10-30-2018

In response to changes in Oregon’s recycling laws, the opportunity to recycle is being extended to all residents and businesses that share garbage collection service provided by a middle party, such as a multi-tenant property owner or property manager, regardless of the number of tenants sharing service. The change will require...

10-30-2018

AOR has recently learned that The Gray Family Foundation’s environmental education grant program will be making a few extra grants in 2019 (applications due December 1, 2018).

The additional funding is made possible through a partnership between the Gray Family Foundation and BottleDrop Fund. BottleDrop Fund is a new...

10-30-2018

From Waste Today by Megan Smalley

Amazon has announced...

10-30-2018

Feature Story from Recycling Today by Brian Taylor

​During the previous two decades, China emerged and then solidified its role as the leading producer and consumer of nearly every basic material, including base metals, plastic and paper and board.

The global shift in resources also entailed China becoming a...

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