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The City of Batavia has opened its trash collection service to bids and today it heard what those bids are. Wednesday afternoon, the City read the bids out loud and documented them.

In partnership with two other companies, the incumbent Genesee ARC submitted a bid to continue providing trash and recycling service to the City of Batavia

“We feel like it’s a good fit for us," David Boon of Boon and Son in North Chili said. "We feel like we can bring something to the table with their mission and keep people employed here locally and help them along the way with the capital investment that would be needed to bring in an automated collection truck and that kind of thing.”

Cascade is the third component of the joint group. 

“Boon and Son has agreed to do the refuse – pick up and disposal -- and Cascade is a partner we’re going to be working with for marketing our recyclable products,"  Genesee ARC president Donna Saskowski said. "But putting us three companies together, we were able to come up with a very responsible bid, very competitive, I think, and something that will keep people in Genesee County employed."

Saskowski says the bid was in the middle – not the highest nor the lowest.

Following the announcement and recording of the bids today, City Manager Jason Molino says the City Council will review those bids and make recommendations.

The Genesee ARC -- which employs dozens of developmentally disabled people -- has been responsible for the service for nearly 30 years.

The recorded copy of bids was not made available to the media. From our news partner, The Batavian:

Saskowski shared ARC's bid, which for refuse collection is $102.97 per parcel per year and $60.13 for recycling. Refuse disposal is $42.50 per ton.

In response to a FOIL request for the rest of the bids, City Clerk Heider Parker said, "This information will be available within 20 business days but I will notify you if it is available sooner."

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