I’m proud that my city is working on new ways to recycle and support up-start businesses at the same time.
Here is their RFP announcement, which calls for innovators who may be able to start new businesses around our waste stream. This is the kind of leadership we need to get serious about waste.
The City of Phoenix has issued the Transforming Trash into Resources II Request for Proposals (RFP). We’re looking for trash innovators who can transform carpeting, latex paint and urban wood into new products or reuse them for a new purpose. The RFP is posted at www.phoenix.gov/solicitations/846. All questions about this active RFP must be submitted in writing to Robyn.Skramstad@phoenix.gov
Since our last update email, the City has made progress on the following RFPs:
- Community Outreach and Awareness Services RFP – the City has contracted with Recyclebank, LLC to assist the City in educating residents about our solid waste programs, including recycling and green organics, through Recyclebank’s rewards program.
- Palm Fronds Diversion RFP – the City is in contract negotiations with Palm Silage Arizona, LLC, which will transform palm fronds into livestock feed.
- Compost Facility and Temporary Mulching Area Operator/Manager RFP – the City is in contract negotiations with We Care Organics LLC, which will manage the City’s compost facility.
The City anticipates issuing the following RFPs:
- Textile Diversion Services RFP
- Materials Exchange Program RFP
- Anaerobic Digester RFP (feasibility study underway)
- Landfill Gas RFP (feasibility study underway)
- Boxes and Packing Materials Diversion RFP
- Recycled Plastics (#1 – #2) Diversion RFP
- Recycled Paper Diversion RFP
- Recycled Plastics (#3 – #7) Diversion to Liquid Fuel RFP
This article is a little old on the subject, but it gives you some good background.