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File #: G19-583   
Type: Council Consent Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/19/2019 Final action: 2/19/2019
Title: Acceptance of renewal of contract to Johnson County Landfill (Waste Management) for the disposal of bio-solids from the City's wastewater treatment facilities. .
Staff Contact: Mary Jaeger, Amy Tharnish

Department: Resource Management                     

Staff Contact: Mary Jaeger/Amy Tharnish

Subject: Acceptance of renewal of contract to Johnson County Landfill (Waste Management) for the disposal of bio-solids from the City’s wastewater treatment facilities.

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Acceptance of renewal of contract to Johnson County Landfill (Waste Management) for the disposal of bio-solids from the City’s wastewater treatment facilities. .

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Summary: The City of Olathe’s two wastewater treatment facilities generate approximately 5,000 wet tons of bio-solids per year.  Bio-solids are a byproduct of treating domestic wastewater. Because the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) regulates the disposal of bio-solids, it is required that the City haul them to a KDHE approved disposal facility.  The Johnson County Landfill, which is owned and operated by Waste Management, is the closest regional facility that is approved by KDHE for the disposal of domestic wastewater bio-solids. Staff conducted a cost comparison using alternative facilities, but due to their location, staff time and the associated trucking costs, Waste Management was deemed the most economical facility for disposal of Olathe’s bio-solids.

Staff recommends award of a three-year contract renewal, with options for subsequent renewals, to Waste Management for disposal of the bio-solids generated from the domestic wastewater treatment process.

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Financial Impact:

Estimated expenditures for three years is $550,000.  Funding will come from the Water & Sewer Fund.

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Action Needed:

Acceptance of renewal of contract to Johnson County Landfill (Waste Management) for the disposal of bio-solids from the City’s wastewater treatment facilities.

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