For many years, Ohio spent a lot of money procuring its solid waste removal services directly from local haulers, one pickup location at a time. With 88 counties, more than 600 locations with approximately 2,000 waste containers and over 31,000 annual waste pickups, the State of Ohio realized it needed to come up with a more cost-efficient way to manage its waste and recycling services.
In 2013, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) began discussing a unifying its efforts to better manage the waste and recycling needs for the entire state. The goals included reduced costs, increased service reliability and the ability to collect useful data to make informed decisions in the future. ODAS decided that the best way to implement these efforts would be to go through a third-party service provider. After much consideration, ODAS selected Ohio-based manage service provider Elytus Ltd. as its MSA.