City of Santa Monica, CA, currently has a population of 92,000, which is
projected to increase by nearly 40% in the next 10 years. The City is comprised
of 8.3 square miles with a balance of vibrant commercial districts and
neighboring residential communities. It is bordered by the City of Los Angeles
on three sides and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
results achieved by the procurement are
increased recycling, reduced
environmental impacts and
of solid waste
The City currently provides all
solid waste services within Santa Monica, servicing approximately 8,000
single-family residences, 42,000 multi-family residences, and over 2,500
businesses, except for construction and demolition waste collection, recycling
and disposal. The Year 2010 goals of the City's Sustainability Program are not
to exceed 2000 waste generation levels and to increase solid waste diversion to
For the last five years, GBB
has been assisting the City in advancing its ambitious solid waste program. In
July 2006, GBB completed the evaluation of then-current solid waste service
delivery methods, finances and rates, and identified and evaluated alternative
methods of structuring services and rates. At the time, Santa Monica's solid
received mostly positive reviews in the City's biennial resident satisfaction
survey, but the fund balance of the Solid Waste Department was declining.
GBB assisted City staff in
identifying potential alternative service delivery models and presented them for
consideration. Armed with a clear understanding of their options, the City
Council examined the long-range policy implications of the alternative service
delivery models and provided specific direction about what models to address in
In January 2007, the City
issued two requests for proposals (RFP) to:
rationalize the commercial
collections of waste in the City, and
provide expanded recycling
processing and transfer services/facilities.
Proposals were received and
evaluated for the commercial collection resulting in the selection of the City
Management Division being awarded the service in October 2007 by the City
Council. The Council also instructed the City Manager to negotiate a
public-private partnership with the proposers for the recycling and transfer
Click here (select Item 8-B) for a video stream of the presentation to the
City Council and a detailed City staff report.
These negotiations were
concluded with Allan Company and Southern California Disposal (SCD), contracts
presented to the Council and approved in November 2008.
The results achieved by the
procurement are increased recycling, reduced environmental impacts and improved
efficiency of solid waste management.
Detailed City Staff Report
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