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City of Los Angeles plan to franchise pickup of multifamily and commercial trash

City of Los Angeles plan to franchise pickup of multifamily and commercial trash

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The city of Los Angeles has a plan to divide the city into 11 zones, with an exclusive contractor in each to pick up waste -- both trash and recycled material -- for multi-family and commercial buildings.
The city of Los Angeles has a plan to divide the city into 11 zones, with an exclusive contractor in each to pick up waste -- both trash and recycled material -- for multi-family and commercial buildings.

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Reducing collection truck traffic on City streets and improving air quality are high priorities and selected
franchisees must demonstrate how they support these goals over the life of the franchise.
To that end, Sanitation recommends that in their RFP responses, haulers be required to describe and explain how
they plan to implement best operational practices, including routing efficiencies. Each proposer will be required to
provide detail information on the number and types of vehicles they will use for collection, expected vehicle miles
(VMTs) for the routes they plan to follow. Information provided by proposers will be used to compare the
efficiency and costs effectiveness of each proposal (and against best practices) which will be considered in the
final selection process.
In addition, Sanitation recommends that franchise
agreements require haulers to establish vehicle tracking
methods and processes to ensure maximum routing
efficiencies. Auditing capability by the City should also be
considered, which can also serve to track collection service
lapses. Each franchisee will be required to report total
VMTs (at least annually), compare actuals versus what the
franchisee originally proposed, explain deviations, and
explain how any needed improvements can/will be made.
Collection vehicles may be required, for example, to have
GPS tracking to ensure accurate VMT tracking and to
support other goals related to customer service (for
example, real time dispatch to respond to missed
collections). The City may include VMT performance,
versus plan, as a performance metric for each franchisee
(and potentially apply liquidated damages for non-
performance).
The recommendations described above will put the City on
the cutting edge of driving efficiencies in solid waste
collection and reducing collection vehicle emissions. CH2M

HILL’s survey of twelve jurisdictions did not find one that

has addressed the issues of collection efficiencies via the
RFP (or franchise agreements) as thoroughly LA is proposing to do. One jurisdiction, Seattle, required each RFP
responder to explain how its collection vehicles will ensure efficiency, safety, mitigate noise, but did not request
an explanation of how route efficiencies would be ensured. Seattle’s contracts also include detailed requirements
related to CNG vehicle use, and other vehicle standards. Seattle’s contract requires regular detailed reporting of

data on each collection route served and data for cycle time by vehicle at transfer facilities. Seattle does not
receive, review or analyze contractor VMT data. Other jurisdictions that had conducted recent RFPs did not
address the efficiency of vehicles, routing or clean vehicles at all, only in a very general way.
Although CH2M HILL did not interview San Jose, it obtained a copy of the City’s franchise agreement and found
innovative terms related to promoting efficient routing.

Recommendations:

Require routing efficiencies in proposals and contracts.
Monitor VMT to ensure continued routing efficiency.

Seattle 2007 RFP Question for
Proposers: Chapter VII, Section B,
Question 15

“The City is interested in ensuring that
contractors use collection trucks and
equipment that are efficient and reduce
emissions. The contract requires that all
vehicles used in collection shall have
either emission that are no greater than
2007 federal diesel engine requirements
and use of 20% biodiesel or operate on
CNG. Please discuss features of your
proposed truck fleet that would save
fuel, increase efficiency, and reduce
impacts i.e. trucks with operate-in-gear-
at-idle systems, trucks that do not allow
extended idling, safer brake pads and

hydraulic fluids, etc”

IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE HAULING SYSTEM

APRIL 12, 2013

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