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Wichita City Council to consider contract for landfill operator

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at 8:14 p.m.

A contract to potentially nail down the next 11 years of operation at the city’s construction and demolition landfill in north Wichita will be considered by the Wichita City Council on Tuesday.

Greengroup, the new name of longtime landfill operator Herzog Environmental, is the recommended recipient of a five-year contract to continue operating the landfill, according to city documents. Two other bidders did not have experience operating landfills.

The proposed contract includes two renewal options for three years each. It would generate an estimated $2.6 million surplus over the next 36 years of operation at the site just north of K-96, according to city documents, including potential closing costs for the landfill.

The deal, according to city officials, includes an increase in tipping fees to Greengroup of $1 per ton. The city’s share will be reduced so the current $32 per-ton fee paid by customers will not increase, city documents show.

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