WARSAW — The Board of Directors for the Kosciusko County Solid Waste Management District continued its discussion on recycling contract bids on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Kosciusko County Recycling Depot Director Tom Ganser told board members that he and Warsaw City Attorney Scott Reust recently discussed further details for the new contract.
“We’re recommending a three-year contract with whichever hauler the board decides to go with,” said Ganser. “We also need to think through different commodities, like glass or plastic.”
The depot’s current hauler, Borden Waste-Away Service Inc., Elkhart, initially offered to extend its current contract for 2020 but then reversed the decision before the district could accept.
Ganser said the goal is to have a request for proposal completed by September and have bid openings from contractors in October.
In other business, the board also discussed the need for employees at the recycling depot to complete HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) training.
“It’s a three- to four-day training session, and I would like to shut down operations at the depot for that amount of time for the employees to complete that training,” said Ganser. “We’re hoping to get them trained sometime in September or October.”
Mayor Joe Thallemer recommended Ganser contact Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory to see if anyone at the fire department could provide HAZWOPER training to the depot’s employees.
The board’s next meeting is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.