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Naperville considering recycling center contract

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  • Gov. Pat Quinn stands with Naperville City Council members and other elected officials at the future site of an environmental collection center, one of four such regional facilities in the state that will accept household hazardous waste, electronics and all kinds of recyclables. The city council on Tuesday will review a contract that could build the facility for $1.2 million.

       Gov. Pat Quinn stands with Naperville City Council members and other elected officials at the future site of an environmental collection center, one of four such regional facilities in the state that will accept household hazardous waste, electronics and all kinds of recyclables. The city council on Tuesday will review a contract that could build the facility for $1.2 million.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The future site of Naperville's environmental collection center is north of the city's public works headquarters at 180 Fort Hill Drive. The city has received a $900,000 grant from the state to build the facility, which could cost $1.2 million if the city council approves a contract it is set to consider Tuesday.

       The future site of Naperville's environmental collection center is north of the city's public works headquarters at 180 Fort Hill Drive. The city has received a $900,000 grant from the state to build the facility, which could cost $1.2 million if the city council approves a contract it is set to consider Tuesday.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
 

Naperville City Council members could approve a contract Tuesday that will lead to construction of one of four regional environmental collection centers in the state.

But if they vote to accept the $1.2 million contract with Lamp Incorporated of Elgin, the project will come in $126,482 over budget and will result in a smaller building than originally planned.

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The city wants to build a one-stop drop-off site for all kinds of recyclables, including electronics, light bulbs, prescription medications, household hazardous waste such as oil-based paint and pesticides, and items such as paper, plastic and glass.

To be built north of the city's public works headquarters at 180 Fort Hill Drive, the collection center was budgeted to cost $1.1 million, with $900,000 coming from a state grant. It was expected to be a 7,200-square-foot building with space for dropping off and sorting recyclable items.

A potential contract with Lamp Incorporated of Elgin, however, would cost $1,236,982, which is $126,482 over budget. The contract also calls for a building of just 4,935 square feet.

"This still provides 84 percent more building space over the current site and will adequately meet the goals of improving material handling efficiency and enhancing the user experience by decreasing wait times," Chief Procurement Officer Michael Bevis wrote in a memo.

Plans call for the building to include a covered drive-through area for dropping off materials, a collection and sorting area, indoor storage, a machine room, an office, a break room, locker rooms and bathrooms.

The city council will review the contract during a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the municipal center at 400 S. Eagle St.

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