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RESOLUTION NO. 2005- 38 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />NEWPORT BEACH MODIFYING A RECYCLING SERVICE <br />FEE AND RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO. 2004 -55. <br />WHEREAS, the State of California has determined that the amount of <br />solid waste generated in the State, coupled with the diminishing landfill space and the <br />potential adverse environmental impacts of landfilling, create an urgent need for State <br />and local agencies to enact and implement aggressive new integrated waste <br />management programs; and <br />WHEREAS, the Legislature has mandated each City and County to reduce the <br />amount of solid waste disposed of in landfills by recycling at least 50% of the solid <br />waste stream by the end of 2000; and <br />WHEREAS, the Newport Beach City Council has enacted an ordinance which <br />authorizes the imposition of a recycling service fee subject to certain limitations; and <br />WHEREAS, the City of Newport Beach has entered into a written contract with <br />CRT Inc. pursuant to which the latter will accept the City's waste stream, recycle at <br />least 25% of the contents, and transport the remaining waste to a disposal site <br />approved by law. The City Council has determined that contracting with a private <br />recycler represents the most economical way of satisfying recycling requirements, will <br />ensure that more waste is recycled than pursuant to curbside programs which require <br />resident's sorting of recyclables, and is much less costly than acquiring the equipment <br />and hiring the personnel necessary to implement a curbside recycling program; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that approximately 42,000 tons of <br />solid waste will be generated during Fiscal Year 2005 -06, that the cost of collecting, <br />hauling, recycling, and disposing of that amount of solid waste would be $5,778,079, <br />that the fees to be paid to CRT Inc. pursuant to the Recycling Agreement will be <br />$1,777,440 and that the additional cost attributable solely to recycling is $877,328; and <br />WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that the residential solid waste <br />stream collected by City personnel is generated by, at most, 27,700 households. <br />Accordingly, the additional costs incurred by the City in conjunction with the recycling <br />program can be recovered by imposing a recycling service fee of $2.93 per month on <br />