Greenwaste Contract Update



  • Greenwaste Community Forum: Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM, Los Altos Hills Town Hall Council Chambers, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills, CA.  This forum will be recorded and the video placed on the Town's website.

Garbage Contract Timelines:

July 31, 2018 - GreenWaste contacts the Town to begin discussions to renew the Franchise Agreement.

August 16, 2018 - a subcommittee of the City Council was formed to review the franchise agreement for the collection of garbage, recyclables and yardwaste.

December 3, 2018 - Town management received from GreenWaste correspondence, “Contract Extension Rate Increase and Potential Options” including the updated cost proforma indicating that the actual revenue collected for FY 17/18 and 18/19 were $2.0M

and $2.22M while the expenses for those FYs were $2.20M and $2.26M respectively.

February 8, 2019 - Request for Proposal for the Collection of Garbage, Recyclable, and Compostable Materials, and Street Sweeping Services (RFP) was issued.

During the RFP advertisement period, staff received only two Requests for Clarification/Information specific to minimum diversion rate, scope of services, and transition schedule from the time of award of contract.

After further review and discussions between Town management, staff, and the Trash Ad-Hoc Committee, the decision was made to withdraw the RFP and to negotiate with GreenWaste.

The Council considered the GreenWaste proposal at the April 18, May 16 and June 20, 2019 regular City Council meetings.

Town Crier Articles
April 24, 2019 Town Crier Article

June 26, 2019 Town Crier Article

City Council Meeting Discussions: 

To view City Council Meeting Discussions on the GreenWatse contract, click hyperlinks below. (Media play will open in new tab)


Curbside vs. Small-Truck-Only Service Area Map

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Composting Information:

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Interested in home composting? See educational information from the University of California Agricultural and Natural Resources Website: 

For more information, please visit: 

Greenwaste, Los Altos Hills Website:

Contact Information:

Carl Cahill, City Manager


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