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File #: 14-0176    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: Final action: 5/27/2014
Title: Curbside Recycling Roll-Out Cart Grant Project Ordinance PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to request the Board of Aldermen (BOA) accept a grant from the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for the purchase of recycling roll-out carts and approve the project ordinance.
Attachments: 1. Roll Carts Interlocal Agreement - 2014 201405210849, 2. Curbside Recycling Roll Out Cart Grant Project Ordinance
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Curbside Recycling Roll-Out Cart Grant Project Ordinance

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to request the Board of Aldermen (BOA) accept a grant from the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for the purchase of recycling roll-out carts and approve the project ordinance.
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works, Management Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: George Seiz - 919/918-7427, Arche McAdoo - 919/918-7439

INFORMATION: Orange County is still planning to transition the curbside recycling program from using 18 gallon bins to 95 gallon roll-out carts with RIFD tags (Radio Frequency Identification). To help offset the purchase of the new carts the County asked the towns last fall to apply for grants thru NCDENR Curbside Recycling Roll-Out Cart Grant Program. The grant program is administered by the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS). The purpose of this grant program is to assist local government with implementing curbside recycling programs using roll-out carts or with transitioning existing curbside recycling programs from bins to roll-out carts. On November 12, 2013 the BOA authorized town staff to pursue the submittal of a grant proposal up to a maximum amount of $75,000 An inter-local agreement, between Orange County and the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough for the acquisition of the roll carts, was executed by all agencies on February 3rd of 2014. (See attachment)

Town staff submitted a grant proposal on November 27, 2013 for the purchase of 4,626 ninety-five gallon roll-out cars with built in RIFD tags. The total estimated cost for Carrboro's purchase is $242,865 (Chapel and Hillsborough submitted similar grant proposals at about the same time based on their needed number of carts). Carrboro and has recently been notified that the grant proposal was approved and has sent the Town a DENR Grant Contract for execution. The total amount of the grant awa...

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