BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Bartlesville is on track to make its transition to the new automatic trash pick-up service this spring.
City councilors during their regular meeting on Monday approved a contract with Toter LLC for the purchase of 12,100 polycarts to serve as the new trash cans.
According to Public Works Director Keith Henry, the Statesville, N. Caro.-based firm submitted the lowest of five bids, the bid being $623, 958 – well under the $900,00 budgeted for the purchase.
He said the purchase includes 12,000 96-gallon and 100 32-gallon containers to be delivered next year and to join the 4,000 96-gallon containers already in the city's inventory.
“They have 60 to 90 days on delivery time, so we will probably see them around February,” he told 2NEWS about when the new containers would arrive. He added that around the same time the city should be receiving four more trucks to join the one now on hand to service those containers.
He said the new trash service should become operational in March or April.
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