The proposed five-year dual stream contract with the DEP and WM Recycle America would designate the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility as the city's recycling processing facility as it has done for the past two decades.
Covanta is looking to sell its waste-to-energy facility on Hubbard Avenue in the coming months.
The company announced its intentions to sell both the Pittsfield and Springfield locations to an undisclosed buyer during a conference call with investors on Friday. The company expects the sale to be completed in the second quarter of this year. The sale comes after the company opted to close another facility in New Jersey.
Just before the start of Third Thursday a city truck rolled onto North Street loaded with recycling bins.
It was a new addition to the event and it is part of the city's new focus on increasing recycling. In the wake of the City Council rejecting Mayor Linda Tyer's plan to switch to a toter plan for residential trash pick up - a move eyed to dramatically increase recycling and the cost the city pays to collect and dispose of refuse - a number of people are now increasing its own recycling ef
The mayor says the city's trash hauler went rouge by halting trash pickup in some cases and placing violation stickers on bins and bag throughout the city.
Recently, Republic Services, the city's trash hauler, began what city hall is calling "soft enforcement" of the city's current trash ordinances. The workers started placing violation stickers on resident's trash bins if they did not comply with the standards and in some cases refused to collect trash or recycling because of the non-complia