Lincoln will privatize recycling this fall

Source: Brittany Ballantyne, Valley Breeze, May 18, 2016

After the town unsuccessfully sought two bids for privatized recycling after last year’s Financial Town Meeting, Lincoln residents may finally see their recyclables picked up by Waste Management as early as this September. Replacing the small bins Lincoln residents now use for their recyclable materials will be 95- and 65-gallon carts which will be picked up biweekly in conjunction with the town’s trash pickup schedule. Town Administrator Joseph Almond explained residents can opt for the smaller of the two sizes depending on their needs. … On Tuesday night, the Town Council voted in favor of awarding a five-year contract to Waste Management for $2,072,457 for the privatized service following the recommendation of Finance Director John Ward. … The annual cost will increase incrementally according to the contract, for a total $2.07 million by the end of fiscal year 2021. Almond explained that the town went out to bid for the service twice, once after last year’s FTM and again in fall 2015.