REVELSTOKE – Revelstoke City Council has opted to keep its curbside garbage collection in-house. The decision follows a comprehensive review of options that included various bids from three private companies.
The city agreed with the conclusions of an internal report that determined that public curbside collection is the most affordable route. The report recommended keeping the current service, which is staffed by CUPE municipal workers.
According to the city’s report, “The cost savings anticipated by contracting out garbage collection services were not realized through the Request for Proposals process. Continuing to provide an in-house service with collection occurring over four eight-hour days is the lowest cost option available.”
CUPE Local 363 president Chris Selvig praised Council’s decision, saying “we’re proud of the quality work we do for the people of Revelstoke and feel this decision is ‘win-win-win’ for the citizens, the city and our members.”