Rehrig Pacific Company Receives City of Toronto’s Bid to Replace 500,000 Organic Waste Containers
Rehrig Pacific Company, has announced that it has been given the final approval from the City of Toronto, ON, Canada to provide approximately 500,000 residential organic waste bins.
“After a rigorous Request for Proposal process involving many levels of evaluation, the City of Toronto is pleased to acknowledge Rehrig Pacific Company as the successful proponent awarded a 10-year contract to manufacture, deliver and maintain Toronto’s next generation of Green Bins,” said Beth Goodger, General Manager of the City’s Solid Waste Management Services division.
The new bins were specifically designed to keep out one of the most persistent pests the city faces – raccoons. The new bins feature a unique locking mechanism that prevents these critters from opening the bins, consuming the waste, and leaving a mess for the city and residents to clean. “These bins will debut the latest technology such as improved animal resistant features and a gravity-based locking mechanism. The style and size of the bin affords us the efficiencies of automated/semi-automated collection and enhances our ability to divert even more organics from landfill, building upon our leading status as the operators of North America’s largest successful organics collection program,” added Goodger.
The new bins will be manufactured within the coming months and delivered to the City of Toronto by early 2016. “All considerations have been made to determine the best solution for the City of Toronto’s organic waste program and more importantly, the residents who will be using the bins,” said Dennis Monestier, Canadian Sales Manager at Rehrig Pacific. “We’ve worked closely with the City to identify their challenges with the current collection methods and existing bins, which have been reaching the end of their life expectancy. After a series of stringent testing phases, we were able to design a new 100-liter organics bin specifically for the City that improves the logistical efficiencies of collection and enhances the residents experience for participating in the organics collection program.”