Buncombe County seeks feedback on waste and recycling collection

Press release from Buncombe County:

Buncombe County is inviting residents of Buncombe to participate in our waste and recycling collection survey. The survey is a way to let County staff and the Board of Commissioners know what is important to residents regarding waste and recycling collection. Visit buncombecounty.org/letstalktrash to take the survey.

As Buncombe County prepares to award a new contract for waste collection and disposal and recycling collection, the County would like to give the public an opportunity to weigh in on what they would like from a provider. Selecting a trash and recycling pickup provider for residents in unincorporated Buncombe is an important decision that involves the entire community. “Providing a platform for citizen feedback is critical as we evaluate the waste and recycling collection needs in the community,” notes County Solid Waste Director Dane Pedersen. “Input regarding possible collection service improvements will be essential for assessing the restructuring of certain contract parameters.” All feedback will be compiled and shared with the public, County staff, and the Board of Commissioners. The survey will be available until Thursday, Feb. 28.

The County’s tentative timetable for awarding a new contract is as follows:

  • An RFP will be issued by Feb. 1, 2019.
  • Staff and Commissioners will analyze bids through April 30, 2019.
  • Commissioners will vote on a new contract in May of 2019.
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