Specifications include, but are not limited to:
If there is more than one (1) “full” box or container at an individual location, and
those additional box(es) or container(s) are picked up on the same day and at the same time, then Contractor
must submit a fee to dispose of the additional box(es) or container(s) in addition to the first box or container and
include any multi-container discount offered.
Knox County typically uses front load four (4), six (6) and eight (8) yard containers and currently
owns most of the containers in use. However, additional containers may be needed during the contract term.
Knox County owned containers shall remain free of any and all contractor logos. Any leased containers that shall
remain the property of the Vendor shall be clearly marked with the contractor’s logo. Contractor(s) must be able
to provide containers of the following sizes for a lease option:
Four (4) yard container
Six (6) yard container
Eight (8) yard container
Forty (40) yard roll-off container (Open Top, Cardboard Compactor and Trash Compactor)
Compactor for Forty-two (42) yard compactor
Ninety-six (96) gallon tote
Six (6) yard compactor container
Eight (8) yard compactor container
Twenty (20) yard compactor container
Thirty (30) yard compactor container
4.5.1 The Contractor shall provide competent supervision and competent workers.
4.5.2 The Contractor shall be required to have available ample equipment and staff to unload full containers. If
the Contractor fails to adhere to this condition, Knox County will consider this as non-performance and
may terminate contract as referenced in Section 2.23.
Contractor shall unload containers only when given authority by personnel of Knox County or a
representative of Knox County. Knox County will not pay for less than full containers pulled in error by the
Contractor. Knox County reserves the right to negotiate a pick-up schedule with the successful bidder(s).
4.5.4 Contractor shall be required to provide prompt service for pick-up, emptying or exchange of full
containers. Upon notification from Knox County by telephone or written schedule, the Contractor shall be
required to service containers within a maximum time frame of one (1) business day. When an order is
placed after business hours on an answering machine or voice mail, Contractor(s) must complete pick-up,
emptying or exchange within one (1) business day from the time the message is delivered. The awarded
vendor(s) shall furnish Knox County contact information to facilitate prompt service.
4.5.5 Contractor shall take precautions necessary to protect persons or property against injury or damage.
Contractor shall be responsible for any such damage or injury to property or persons that occurs as a
result of their fault or negligence.
4.5.6 Knox County reserves the right during the stated Contractor’s period of fixed firm pricing of containers, to
add additional containers provided to the County.
4.5.7 Contractor’s processes must meet all EPA, RCRA, and applicable Federal and State Laws.
4.5.8 Where the County pays for disposal by weight, contractor will provide Knox County with accurate records
of quantities (in cubic yards or weight) of materials collected. This report shall be provided to Knox
County annually to include the Fiscal Year (July 1st through June 30th). The report shall be delivered to
Knox County by July 30th each year and shall include total weight and volume estimates for each using
agency as well as the aggregate data for the entire Contract.
4.5.9 Contractor will provide Knox County with documentation showing the final destination of all materials
collected and disposed.
4.5.10 Contactor must be able to produce transportation manifests, route landfill tickets, or other such records
that provide evidence of final disposition of the waste.