Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 29, 2015 14:27 ET

Revelstoke garbage pickup 'win-win-win'

REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2015) - Revelstoke City Council has opted to keep its curbside garbage collection in-house. The decision follows a comprehensive review of options that included various bids from three private companies.

The city agreed with the conclusions of an internal report that determined that public curbside collection is the most affordable route. The report recommended keeping the current service, which is staffed by CUPE municipal workers.

According to the city's report, "The cost savings anticipated by contracting out garbage collection services were not realized through the Request for Proposals process. Continuing to provide an in-house service with collection occurring over four eight-hour days is the lowest cost option available."

CUPE Local 363 president Chris Selvig praised Council's decision, saying "we're proud of the quality work we do for the people of Revelstoke and feel this decision is 'win-win-win' for the citizens, the city and our members."

Contact Information

  • Chris Selvig
    CUPE Local 363 President
    250-200-1101

    Murray Bush
    CUPE National Communications Representative
    778-554-2234
    mbush@cupe.ca