As part of the City of Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management (TIRM) Process, City Council recently released a Request for Proposals (RFP). Eight previously qualified companies prepared their submissions (due on February 29): Agra Monenco, All Treat Farms, HUWS Corp., Rail Cycle North, State Group Ltd., Stinnes Enerco, Stone and Webster Canada, and SUBBOR. Under this process, “waste diversion” is defined as “the manual, mechanical and/or biological processing of waste products and/or materials that have a beneficial use to society. Material that is incinerated or placed in a sanitary landfill site for any purpose, including landfill cover, is not considered to be a ‘beneficial use.'”
Mandatory: Minimum 60 per cent net diversion rate, technically proven capacity, commercial security.
Respondents meeting the above will be screened using the following (out of 100 points): Net greenhouse gas emissions (15), traffic impact (10), jobs and investment (15) and waste diversion rate-to-system cost ratio or kilograms diverted per dollar (60).
For more information go to www.solidwastemag.com.