City of Tampa to take on Management of McKay Bay Transfer Station - Change projected to save $1 million annually

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The City of Tampa Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management will reach another milestone as it assumes operational management of the McKay Bay Transfer Station on October 3, 2011.

This City of Tampa efficiency initiative will result in a projected $1 million annual savings. Additionally, the transfer of duties will take place with zero increase in Solid Waste personnel. "This type of change just makes sense," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "It's not business as usual at the City of Tampa - we are constantly looking for creative ways to reduce costs while continuing to provide excellent service."

Since opening in 1984, the McKay Bay Transfer Station has been a city-owned, contractor-operated facility. In 2001, Waste Services Inc., (WSI ) won a ten-year contract valued between $1.7 to $2 million annually to operate the City of Tampa transfer station. The station is a disposal facility for citizens and businesses and processes from 58 to 80 thousand tons of waste annually.

The Department of Solid Waste and WSI have worked collaboratively for several months to ensure a smooth transition. All operation and maintenance responsibilities will shift to the Department of Solid Waste Commercial Services Division on Monday with no interruption of services to our customers.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Solid Waste & Environmental Program Management Director, Tonja M. Brickhouse at (813) 348-1151 or via e-mail at