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Gettysburg Borough contracts with a waste hauler to provide both trash removal and recycling services to the residents of the Borough. The previous waste hauling contract expired on March 31, 2022 – with the new contract beginning on April 1, 2022.

In anticipation of the contract expiration date, Gettysburg Borough issued a request for proposals (RFP) in late 2021, asking waste haulers to submit pricing for myriad waste management services to Gettysburg Borough.

The Borough is required by law to award a new contract to the ‘lowest, responsive, and responsible’ bidder. Of the two waste hauling companies that placed bids on the contract (Waste Connections and Waste Management(WM)), it was WM that provided the ‘lowest, responsive, and responsible’ proposal. As such, borough council, consistent with the laws governing the letting of contracts, awarded the waste hauler contract to WM on February 14, 2022. 

In January 2022, in anticipation of the the contract being awarded to WM, senior borough staff and a representative of borough council met with senior management officials of WM to specifically discuss and plan for the transition from Waste Connections to WM. Each point noted in the linked agenda below was discussed at length, with each borough staff member being satisfied that WM had a complete understanding of the borough’s expectations. WM staff provided assurances that the transition would be smooth and seamless. Many residents in Gettysburg have reported that the transition has been anything but smooth and seamless.

The borough asks you to take a few moments to describe your experience with WM so the borough has documentation of the multiple service shortfalls attributed to WM during this transitional period.

Please follow this link (click here) to be directed to the form.

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