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Cd'A council expected to renew Waste Management contract

| April 6, 2010 9:00 PM

COEUR d'ALENE - Single stream is on its way.

The city of Coeur d'Alene is expected to extend the contract with Kootenai County and Waste Management tonight during its City Council meeting.

The extension would allow the city to begin single stream recycling in October, the first city in the area to do so.

Under the change, residents would be able to increase the amount of items they recycle from seven to 15.

The deal would add two, three-year extensions to the roughly $2.7 million per-year-deal since Waste Management offered to add the single stream recycling service at the standard annual increase between 1.5 to 2.75 percent.

The city's 10-year contract with Waste Management is set to expire this summer.

Also on the agenda, the city will consider updating its commercial design guidelines in Commercial 17 and C-17 Light zones.

Proposed tweaks include adding the number of large species trees for every parking stall on parking lots that commercial buildings put between the street and their facilities.

The change would require one tree for every eight stalls, instead of six, and would act as an aesthetic perk for the developments.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.

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