Ontario County is seeking proposals for Comprehensive Solid
Waste and Recycling Services.
Proposals must be filed with Ontario County Purchasing Director
Debra S. Gierman, 20 Ontario St., Canandaigua, NY 14424, on
or before 4 p.m. Sept. 15, 2015.
Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted, and delay
in mail delivery is not an exception to the deadline for receipt
Ontario County government has approximately 900 employees involved
in a wide range of government functions and services including
law enforcement, county court, the county jail, social services,
road and sewer construction and maintenance, buildings and grounds
maintenance, parks and general office/administration.
The County is requesting proposals for waste and recycling
services for its government offices and facilities. In addition
to traditional hauling, recyclables processing and disposal
services, the County is seeking a vendor who will be proactive
in helping to manage all waste and recyclables more cost effectively.
It is also intended that the successful bidder will be the driving
force behind increased waste diversion, working in partnership
with Ontario County staff and custodial personnel.
Ontario County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
For questions on the RFP, contact the purchasing director at
the above address.
By Josh Brown, Environmental Technician, Fulton County Dept.
of Solid Waste
management was the focus of this year’s technical seminar
at the Syracuse Holiday Inn on March 9 and 10. A tour of the
Honeywell Wastewater Treatment Plant located in the Town of
Geddes, Onondaga County rounded out the event on the second
Alternating years with NYSASWM’s Landfill Operator Training
Course, day one followed a sound itinerary starting with the
regulatory aspects of the industry, then delved into the operations
at different sites and concluded with some of the technologies
and techniques used for leachate management. It was an opportunity
for attendees to take from the trials and tribulations of the
presenters and apply that to their own work site and experiences.
During the breaks conference-goers were able to get information
from exhibitors including Heartland Technology Partners, Godwin
Pumps, ISCO and Statewide Aquastore. Day two began with a presentation
by NYSDEC employees Timothy J. Larson, P.E., and Rick Mustico,
P.E. They spoke on the Onondaga Lake Remediation Project. This
was followed by a bus tour to the Honeywell WWTP facility, which
was an impressive feat of engineering and science.
A total of 86 registrants took advantage of this training.
As always, it was a terrific occasion to see what is going on
across the industry, talk with regulators and vendors, and to
compare notes with colleagues. All of the sessions were available
for a total of seven NYS continuing education contact hours,
also referred to as PE credits. Those interested in revisiting
the topics covered can browse through the power point presentations
here on the NYSASWM website by clicking on “Proceedings”
under the News tab.