Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1866    Version: 1 Name: Residential Waste Collection Services
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 1/11/2022
Title: Joint resolution authorizing franchise agreement with Groot Recycling & Waste Services, Inc., Round Lake Park, Illinois, for residential waste collection services for non-exempted unincorporated areas in the northwestern and northeastern quadrants of Lake County.
Attachments: 1. RFP 21084 Final, 2. Groot Vendor Disclosure Form, 3. 21084 Award Info - Groot, 4. Summary Score Sheet, 5. Exhibit A - Groot, 6. Exhibit B - Groot, 7. Final Agreement - Groot 1.6.22, 8. 22-0011-Exhibit C Compiled Public Comments
Title
Joint resolution authorizing franchise agreement with Groot Recycling & Waste Services, Inc., Round Lake Park, Illinois, for residential waste collection services for non-exempted unincorporated areas in the northwestern and northeastern quadrants of Lake County.

Staff Summary
* There is a need to provide residential waste hauling service in the unincorporated areas of Lake County.
* As part of the Lake County Landscape Waste Open Burning Ordinance discussion over the past 2 years at the PWPT Committee, staff identified residential waste franchising (including landscape waste hauling) in non-exempted unincorporated areas as a practical opportunity to provide residents an alternative to open burning of landscape waste.
* Per Committee direction, a Request for Proposal was extended to 14 vendors, and sealed proposals were received from 4 vendors, 1 vendor was determined to be non-responsive.
* Based on the criteria set forth in the Request for Proposals, the evaluation committee selected Groot Recycling & Waste Services, Inc., Round Lake Park, Illinois as the most favorable proposal for Lake County for the northwestern and northeastern quadrants of Lake County. Waste collection services would start June 1, 2022.
* Groot Recycling & Waste Services, Inc. will provide waste and recycling services to residents for a single rate. Private services and additional carts are available for an additional fee. Landscape waste pickup is optional, and residents can choose either a subscription service with six bags/containers per week or to use "stickers" on a per-bag/container basis.
* The service area includes unincorporated residential areas outside of Avon, Lake Villa, and Warren townships in the northwestern and northeastern quadrants of Lake County that are not part of a homeowner's association with a waste hauling contract ("exempted" areas).
* The agreement provides for an annual franchise fee to be paid to the County annually in the amount of $29,255 and pr...

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