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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.


Article from Resource Recycling by Colin Staub


Article originally appeared in Resource Recycling, by Colin Staub

WestRock announced that eight recycled paperboard mills in the U.S. will take in mixed paper bales that include single-use fiber cups, takeout cartons, pizza boxes and similar materials.  These products are rarely accepted in recycling programs, usually...


The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices.


Scrapo is a free online marketplace for plastic recycling that enables buyers and sellers to connect and communicate in real time.

Users can post their material in less than a minute, browse through the listings posted by other recyclers, and instantly communicate with other users using Scrapo’s real-time messaging tools...


Surya Raghavendran of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn’t your average 17-year-old. Not only does the high school senior run a small business repairing iPhones when he’s not in class, but he’s raising awareness about people’s right to fix their own devices without paying companies like Apple exorbitant fees.