Irving City Council has given the green light for staff to issue a Request for Proposal to conduct a professional municipal solid waste collection study and rate analysis. The consultant will assess various options for Irving’s Solid Waste Services (SWS) collections model and provide data, analysis, and recommendations for what might best fit the future needs of the community. The report will take approximately nine months to complete. The selected firm will perform an operational assessment on the current and alternative collection methods for trash, recycling, brush/bulky, special waste, and leaves/grass clippings to include associated rate analysis and forecasting.
Alternative collection methods to be examined include:
- Once per week vs. twice per week of hybrid collections — residents choose bags or carts (trash and recycling), and collections are performed with rear-load trucks equipped with tippers.
- Once per week vs. twice per week of fully automated collections (trash and recycling).
- Twice per week manual bag collections of trash (including leaves/grass clippings and special waste).
The study will also include a transition plan for alternative collection methods, an analysis of the impact on landfill life, and the impact on recycling participation.
More information will be shared as the assessment moves forward.