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Ripon may by 1,250 green Toters for organic waste use
It is now OK to place food waste into City of Manteca issued green carts along with yard waste.

The Ripon City Council will look to move forward Tuesday with a two-cart system for disposal of garbage and organic waste.

This comes on the heels of the state mandate for all cities to implement organic waste recycling through Senate Bill 1383 – the target of the bill signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016 is to reduce organic waste disposal by 75 percent by 2025 and rescue 20 percent of the currently disposed of surplus food by 2025.

Ripon, which currently uses a one-cart system, would add the green cans to homes and businesses in efforts to provide recovery and recycling of all organic waste, including green waste and food waste.

At the 6 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave., elected leaders, based on the approved recommendation from staff – an informational workshop on this matter was held on April 25 – would take the next step by purchasing 1,250 new green carts from Toter in the amount of $88,981 to be paid via the Garbage Enterprise Capital Fund.

Other agenda items include:

  • A change order on the Well 19 Pump Station project from Soracco, Inc. in the amount of $11,850 to replace an existing water valve, adjust for the existing utility conflicts, upgrade the building doors, and decrease the overall size of the well site.
  • Approve an amendment to the General Services Agreement with Terracon Consultant, Inc. not to exceed $20,000 to provide construction materials testing and inspection services for capital projects such as Well 19 Pump Station and the Stockton Avenue Rehabilitation Project.
  • A direction to staff to draft a resolution to participate in the Section 115 Retirement Trust and to prepare an agreement with PARS to administer the City’s pension rate stabilization program.

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