San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/16/2012 04:46:14 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – The City Council’s final regularly scheduled meeting of 2012 features a few decisions that could affect 2013 and beyond.

On the agenda for today’s 3 p.m. meeting at City Hall:

Approval of a five-year contract with Burrtec and Republic to handle the city’s trash, green waste and recyclables.

The contract is intended to replace a more expensive contract with the county that expired Sunday.

The county is seeking to sue the city over more than $2 million it calculates the city owes for landfill fees. Those payments would ruin the city, officials say, but county representatives say they have an obligation to recover taxpayer money.

Council members had sought to modify the contract with Burrtec so they could bow out with 12 months’ notice if better options came along. Both companies said that wouldn’t work because pricing was based on a five-year contract, but they added a provision allowing the city to use any new technologies developed before the contract expires.

Seting a public hearing for Feb. 18 about increased rates for the Integrated Waste.

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