TARE Takes Action on City’s Curbside Greenwaste Program

The Tulsa Authority for Recovery of Energy () board met today and took action on a variety of items related to the City’s curbside greenwaste program.

During the meeting, members voted to suspend the greenwaste sticker requirement until further notice. Members stated they would revisit the matter after an enhanced greenwaste program is in place.

Residents can continue to leave their greenwaste at the curb in 2ft. across and 4 ft. long bundles or in clear plastic bags without a greenwaste sticker.

also moved forward to have staff work with consultant Leidos, to draft a request for proposals () to pursue bids for the curbside greenwaste program. Refuse and recycling services are contracted.

The for the greenwaste service would be a short-term solution that would give time to get a modified greenwaste program in place that would implement long-term solutions. Staff reported they expect to present the for TARE’s approval in February. has the ability to choose whether to accept or not accept a proposal.

“The short-term solution of accepting a proposal on the curbside greenwaste service will help the City bridge the gap from where we are now with greenwaste to where we want to be in the future with an economically feasible and operationally manageable program,” Vice-Chair Paul White said. “Not only would contracting greenwaste service save a substantial amount of money in the interim, but gives the opportunity to evaluate the long-term solutions recommended by the citizen/council taskforce and address operational issues before a modified greenwaste program is adopted.”

The Board also voted to continue a contract with QuikTrip to sell the orange refuse stickers, which are required for additional refuse that cannot fit in the refuse cart.

Updated 01-30-2014

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