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Single Family Home Garbage Composition Study







Single Family Home Garbage Composition Study


Request for Quotations

The Metro Vancouver (MV) Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (ISWRMP) requires regional waste diversion to increase from 55% to 70% by 2015. Diversion of municipal residential curbside organic (food) waste is identified as one of the significant requirements of the ISWRMP. Accordingly, MV proposes a full organics waste ban at landfills by 2015.

In late 2009, the City of Surrey initiated a Baseline Waste Composition Study seeking to determine the amount of organic waste and other recyclables found in Surrey’s residential garbage waste stream.

Based on the results of the Baseline Study, the City engaged a 2000 home Organic Pilot Program in late 2010. With the intent to maximize organic waste diversion from the garbage bin to a new “green bin”, the City simultaneously piloted two different curbside waste collection systems. Pilot Group 1 received weekly collection of all three waste streams: garbage, recyclables, and organics. Pilot Group 2 received weekly collection of organics, however alternating biweekly collection of garbage and recyclables. The City conducted a follow up composition study the following summer, and determined that Pilot Group 2 was maximizing organic waste diversion.

Based on the results of the Pilot Program, on October 1st, 2012, the City rolled out its new “Rethink Waste Collection Program” city wide.

One year into the Rethink Waste program, the City intends to engage the services of a Contractor to conduct a series of seasonal composition audits of its residential garbage waste stream. The primary focus of this work will be on the estimated volume and composition of the remaining organic materials in the garbage stream, along with other recyclable materials. Waste will be collected by the City, and delivered to the Contractor at a staging area located at the Port Kells Regional Transfer Facility.

RFQ document for download:
Single Family Home Garbage Composition Study (.pdf)
Schedule B - Form of Quotation (.doc)

Addendum No. 1 (.pdf)
Issue Date:  October 28, 2013

If the City determines that an amendment is required to this RFQ, the City Representative will issue a written addendum by posting it on the BC Bid Website at (the “BC Bid Website”) and the City Website at (the “City Website”) that will form part of this RFQ. It is the responsibility of Contractors to check the BC Bid Website and the City Website for addenda. The only way this RFQ may be added to, or amended in any way, is by a formal written addendum. No other communication, whether written or oral, from any person will affect or modify the terms of this RFQ or may be relied upon by any Contractor. By delivery of a Quotation, Contractor is deemed to have received, accepted and understood the entire RFQ, including any and all addenda.

All inquiries related to this Request for Quotation ("RFQ") should be directed in writing to the contact person named below.

Closing Date:

Prefer to receive Quotations on or before November 6, 2013.


Kam Grewal, BBA, CMA
Corporate Audit Manager
Acting Purchasing & AP Manager
Tel: (604) 590-7274 Fax: (604) 599-0956



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EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.




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