JCIA to Contract with New Garbage & Recycling Hauler at a Savings of Nearly $800,000

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JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steven M. Fulop in conjunction with the Jersey City Incinerator Authority (JCIA) announced today that the City will be contracting with a new garbage and recycling hauler, Regional Industries, beginning the first of the year saving the taxpayers nearly $800,000. 

 

The JCIA solicited bids through the public bidding process in which two vendors submitted proposals - Waste Management and Regional Industries.  Regional Industries was the lowest bidder for the municipal garbage and recycling pick up services provided through the JCIA, which remain unchanged.  Residents will continue to have the same collection schedule. 

The new municipal garbage and recycling hauler contract is for one year only as the administration will begin the consolidation of the JCIA and DPW in 2014. 

"This new contract will provide residents with the same, high level of garbage and recycling collection service, while also cutting costs significantly," said Mayor Fulop.  "We made a pledge to cut costs wherever possible and going to bid for services with significant costs, such as garbage collection, has offered us the ability to do just that." 

"We will begin the consolidation of autonomous agencies in 2014 to create additional efficiencies and cost savings," added Mayor Fulop. 

In their proposal, Regional Industries bid $7,190,000 per year, while Waste Management bid $7,985,268 per year for the one year contract - a difference of $795,268. 

Regional Industries will begin garbage and recycling collection effective 10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding collection please contact 201-432-4645 ext. 625 (between the hours of 9am-4:30pm) and any time thereafter please contact 201-432-4645 ext. 614. - Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary for Mayor Steven M. Fulop.