Waste Management appeals city's contract decision

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Associated Press

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Waste Management has sued the city of Natchez over its decision to award garbage collection and disposal contracts to other companies.

The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/TZVU5z) that the lawsuit was filed Thursday in Adams County Circuit Court. Waste Management wants a judge to throw out the contracts and reopen the bid process.

On Nov. 26, the city awarded its garbage collection contract to Waste Pro USA and a disposal contract to Riverbend Environmental Services. The two contracts will cost the city $785,250 a year.

Waste Management contends it offered the city the best price for collection and disposal at $764,730 annually.

The company alleges the city asked for additional information not included in the advertised request for bids.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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