Recyclables Procurement Assistance

Denver Solid Waste Management (DSWM) requested Kessler Consulting’s assistance in the procurement of a reliable and cost-effective recyclables processor. The project included research and acquiring data needed to develop a focused procurement strategy including a trash and recyclable materials composition study and studying the viability of a future city-owned MRF. Project results will provide critical information to assist Denver in achieving its 2030 Master Plan goals.

Procurement Assistance with Single Stream MRF Operation

Kessler Consulting assisted the City of Denver with procuring operating services for its single stream MRF.  Project activities included assistance in the formation of the City’s procurement strategy, guidance in the development of appropriate procurement documents, and other requested technical expertise.

Evaluation of Recycling Processing Options; Procurement of Processing Services

As part of the project team Kessler Consulting evaluated the City of Denver’s recycling infrastructure, including collection, processing, and marketing systems and services at the privately-owned and operated Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).  Project activities included an evaluation of processing and marketing types, preparation of a single stream processing RFP, and assistance with the contract negotiations and procurement.

Denver Master Solid Waste Plan

As part of the project team, Kessler Consulting assisted with development of a Solid Waste Master Plan for the City of Denver. The plan, designed to illustrate the City’s programs through the year 2030, evaluates the current solid waste system and makes both short and long recommendations. Denver’s program is a diverse solid waste system that includes municipally provided collection and drop sites, public and private partnerships for disposal and recycling processing, and Household Hazardous Waste programs.

Denver International Airport – Collection Contract Evaluation

As part of the project team, Kessler Consulting evaluated the Airport’s current collection agreement with a large national hauler, and developed a number of recommendations the Airport can use in future procurement or contract negotiations. The evaluation included a review of compactor and equipment rental terms, disposal and hauling agreements, and assistance with future planning initiatives including recycling and composting efforts at the Airport facilities.

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