Wichita City Council approves landfill contract

02/12/2013 10:49 AM

02/12/2013 10:49 AM

A five-year deal to operate the city’s construction and demolition landfill along K-96 in north Wichita won unanimous approval from the Wichita City Council on Tuesday.

The deal, which could include two three-year extensions, is with Greengroup, the new name of longtime landfill operator Herzog Environmental. Two other bidders did not have experience operating landfills.

The proposed contract 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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