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City of Lawndale

Contract Management Services (1997-Present)

Project Background

In 1997, the City of Lawndale was faced with a diversion rate of only 17%, limited staff resources and funding to effectively manage their solid waste contracts and implement new diversion programs. HF&H has since been retained by the City on an annual basis to manage the City’s solid waste contracts, perform hauler fee and tonnage audits, provide AB 939 compliance assistance (including preparation of annual reports), and to provide ongoing procurement and negotiation services to the City.

Project Results

  • Increased the City’s diversion rate from 17% in 1997 to 69% in 2014
  • Reduced costs to the ratepayers by $5 million over the term of the franchise agreement
  • Increased the City’s diversion rate 10 percentage points in 2004 through a disposal reconciliation process
  • Increased AB 939 and franchise fees paid to City by $116,000 in one year
  • Saved the City $37,000 in over-reported billings for recycling services