FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Redwood-Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority
907 West Bridge – Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Contact: Jon Mitchell
320-523-8002

Redwood-Renville Regional Solid Waste Authority (RRRSWA) Board Approves Addendum to Contract
with West Central Sanitation
(REDWOOD FALLS, MN, November 12, 2019) In 2012, Redwood and Renville Counties entered into
a joint-powers agreement, with a plan to share costs and services, staff and facilities, and to be
forward thinking in regard to the future of solid waste management planning. This was done to
integrate solid waste planning, both locally and regionally, to create efficiency in waste reduction and
disposal, and to implement an environmentally sound recycling process.
On November 12, 2019, the RRRSWA Board approved an addendum to the contract with West
Central Sanitation to outsource processing and hauling of residential/business garbage and
recycling, beginning January 1, 2020. This will reduce expenses and increase recycling services.
This direction will allow glass to once again be accepted, including residential, bar and restaurant
glass. Collections and recycling schedules will continue to remain the same in our communities.
This will result in a cost savings, with the Redwood-Renville Regional Material Recovery Facility
(RRRMRF) no longer running with an increasing annual deficit, due to declining recycling market
values. The RRRMRF will remain open and Redwood/Renville Counties will continue to pool
resources for a long-term comprehensive solid waste program for our communities.
Redwood and Renville Counties are assisting affected RRRSWA employees with outplacement
services as well as additional resources through the employee assistance program.
RRRSWA is working to increase awareness around the importance of waste reduction and recycling
by growing our county partnerships. Together, we can preserve our environment for future
generations.
For more information, contact Jon Mitchell, RRRSWA/RRRMRF Executive Director at 320-523-8002
or 507-637-1800.

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