Hardin Sanitation Trash Service
After 24 years, the City of Eagle's franchise agreement with Republic Services was set to expire in December 2022. The City Council directed staff to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for solid waste services in accordance with state code. In February 2022, the City published a legal notice for a solid waste service RFP. Two submittals (Republic Services and Hardin Sanitation) were received by the established deadline of March 16th. Both Republic Services and Hardin Sanitation were reviewed by a selection committee and both submittals were recommended to move forward in the process. Initial presentations by both providers were presented to City Council on April 21st. At the April 26th City Council meeting, Council unanimously motioned for Mayor Pierce to enter negotiations with Hardin Sanitation. Negotiations resulted in a contract for 7 years, with fixed-price trash service for the first 2 years. Based on safety, reduced cost to Eagle residents (see rate charts below), employee pay rates, and pay-for-what-you-use trash fees instead of universal rates for all, Council heard public comment on the agreement and voted unanimously to grant Hardin Sanitation to be the City of Eagle's garbage and recycling collection service provider on August 9, 2022. Mayor Pierce did not vote on this issue.
Some of the reasons why Hardin Sanitation was granted the contract include:
- Hardin Trash Trucks have separate fire combustion extinguisher systems in the front and rear of their trash trucks. Should a fire start, it will not spread to the other parts of the truck.
- Most residents’ trash bills will be reduced by 10% on average. This contracted rate will remain in effect for a 2-year minimum.
- Provides trash removal fee options based on your trash use, not on a universal fee scale. Currently, those who have less trash are paying the same amount as those with multiple trash containers and bags. You will get to choose the appropriate trash service fee for your usage. If you have less trash, your trash bill will be lower than those that have extra trash bins and bags.
Hardin Sanitation began in 1955 in Payette, Idaho. It was purchased in 2013 by its parent company, Waste Connections, which began in Vancouver, Washington in 1997. Waste Connections provides local management for each of the areas they serve while also growing as a multi-billion-dollar company operating throughout North America (43 states in the US and 6 provinces in Canada). This solid financial support coupled with the best local waste management business structure results in premiere waste management customer service for individuals and businesses in each unique community. For more information about Hardin Sanitation services in Eagle, please see their website: www.hardinsanitation.com/cityofeagle.