Portage opens bids for automated trash trucks

2013-12-17T19:30:00Z 2013-12-17T22:06:25Z Portage opens bids for automated trash trucksJoyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222 nwitimes.com

PORTAGE | The Board of Works opened bids Tuesday for the purchase of two fully-automated trash/recycling trucks.

When delivered, Assistant Street Superintendent Randy Reeder said, Portage will have seven fully-automated trucks and will be moving to one-man pick-ups of trash and recyclables.

Reeder said it will take four to five months to receive the trucks once a contract is awarded.

Bids were received from:

- Link Environmental Equipment, of Winamac, Ind., for $430,040 for the purchase or $453,369 for a five-year lease;

- Pyramid Equipment, Inc., of Rolling Prairie, Ill., for $491,642 for the purchase or $518,313 for a five-year lease;

- Best Equipment, of Indianapolis, for $447,610 for the purchase or $471,890 for a five-year lease and

- Great Lakes Peterbilt, of Portage, for $425,355 for purchase with no lease offer.

Members took the bids under advisement and will likely award a contract on Dec. 23.

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