(Quebec) Quebec City ordered 841,000 blue plastic bags for recycling. But she found no one to deliver thousands of rolls of 20 bags to citizens of the gates of La Cité-Limoilou Borough.
No bidder has indeed raised his hand for a call for tender that ended Nov. 5. The call for delivery companies so recently revived.
“Indeed, the City has made a new call for tenders for distribution of recycling bags rolls dated November 9, 2015,” said Sun spokeswoman of the City of Quebec, Emilia Bruneau. It ensures that the recycling bags still will be distributed “by the end of 2015” in the district La Cité-Limoilou.
These clear plastic bags are provided by the Montreal company Polykar, who won last week the contract for $ 91,859 to 42,050 rolls (841,000 bags), or just over $ 2 per roll. In February, the same firm had touched $ 63,510 for bags delivered to 26,000 residences and housing of Old Quebec, Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Roch and Old Limoilou. Some 515,000 bags were then distributed free to homes downtown.
The most recent command Polykar however is 841,000 bags (42,050 rolls) since the bags are also available for free in the borough offices for citizens who have used the 20 delivered to their door. The tender document states that the new bags rolls cargo to be delivered to the city in three stages, ie November 13, the
November 20 and November 27.
This shift to bags for recycling is one of the major points of the failed reform of the waste collection that led to the “Saga of garbage” in the spring.
Quebec City provided while prohibiting traditional rolling plastic bins or small bins of 64 liters and replace them with flexible bags, deemed easier to pick up in the winding streets of the city center.
But the criticism of citizens who saw the use of the bag as less convenient and less environmentally have had because of the decision of Labeaume administration.
Mayor Régis Labeaume then reversed the reform and permitted on the spot for those affected to keep their blue bins or using bags distributed free.