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File #: 191777    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/24/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of a municipal grant from The Recycling Partnership to implement improvements to recycling collection program.
Sponsors: ALD. PEREZ, PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
Indexes: GRANTS, RECYCLING
Attachments: 1. Recycling Partnership Grant Agreement Milwaukee EXECUTED 20200402, 2. Grant Analysis, 3. Grant Budget, 4. Draft Grant Agreement
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/2/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20200 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Rick Meyers - DPW Samantha Longshore - DPW
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/4/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/4/20200 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman and Perez
   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
191777

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
ALD. PEREZ AND THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

Title
Resolution authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of a municipal grant from The Recycling Partnership to implement improvements to recycling collection program.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Department of Public Works to accept and expend a cash grant from The Recycling Partnership in the amount of $649,000 with a city share of $0 and a grantor share of $649,000. The purpose of the grant is to support implementation of uniform every other week recycling collection for all 1 - 4 unit households serviced citywide.

Body
Whereas, Mayor Barrett’s “40 by 2020: A Clear Vision to the Future” solid waste diversion initiative called for increasing the percentage of Milwaukee’s annual solid waste diverted from landfills to 40% by 2020; and

Whereas, The 40 percent waste diversion goal has been formally adopted by the City as part of its sustainability plan, Refresh Milwaukee; and

Whereas, A supporting component of the plan to achieve 40 percent annual waste diversion is improving DPW’s recycling collection program by implementing every other week service citywide; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee appears to be eligible for grant funds from The Recycling Partnership to implement uniform every other week recycling collection for all 1 - 4 unit households serviced citywide; and

Whereas, The implementation of uniform every other week recycling collection will provide consistent and equitable service levels for all 1-4 unit City of Milwaukee households; and

Whereas, The implementation of uniform every other week recycling collection is estimated to result in over 5,100 tons of additional residential recyclables diverted from landfill annually; and

Whereas, The estimated increase in materials recycled rather than landfilled equates to a reduction of 15,031.52 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2E), the equivalent of removing annu...

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