FAIRFAX, Va (January 20, 2015) – Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that it is assisting the City of Fort Worth, Texas with the development of a 20-year (2015-2035) comprehensive solid waste management plan. Key tasks of the project include data gathering and analysis; identification and evaluation of alternatives; public outreach; strategic planning/recommendations; present and future funding strategies; a 20-year implementation/capital improvement plan; and a disaster debris management plan. Joining GBB for this assignment are Risa Weinberger & Associates, Inc., Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, LLC, and OCG PR, all based in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Opportunities for further advancement of solid waste practices in the City include:
- Identifying opportunities for commercial waste reduction, recycling, and beneficial use;
- Achieving higher residential recycling rates;
- Identifying processing and recovery facilities to manage resources over the next 20 years; and
- Potentially incorporating resource recovery technology for managing non-recycled waste.
“According to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Fort Worth is the country’s fastest-growing major city with a 40% growth rate since 2000,” noted Kim A. Mote, the City’s Assistant Director of the Code Compliance Department, Solid Waste Services Division. “This underscores the importance of sound, long-term solid waste management strategic planning. Based on previous experience with GBB, and their reputation elsewhere in the country, we know that they have the expertise and innovative ideas to help us successfully and sustainably manage our solid waste for the future.”
“The City of Fort Worth has a tradition of being proactive in waste management, going back almost 50 years, and is dedicated to providing residents with opportunities to divert, recycle, and reuse,” said John Carlton, P.E., BCEE, GBB Senior Vice President and Project Manager for this assignment.
GBB’s previous experience with the City of Fort Worth includes strategic planning, procurement, and negotiation of services, which was one of the largest and most extensive procurements of privatized services ever undertaken by a U.S. community, and which yielded substantial savings and lease/royalties for the City since these new services began operating in 2003. More recently, GBB completed a performance evaluation of the City’s selected solid waste contractors and completed a waste characterization audit study.
GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling, and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit www.gbbinc.com, www.linkedin.com/company/gershman-brickner-&-bratton-inc., www.facebook.com/gbbinc, or call 703-573-5800.