Curbside Recycle and Waste Collection

Request for Tenders

Deadline for submissions: November 17, 2017 12:00pm


The Town of Eston is seeking quotes on curbside recycle and/or garbage pickup for the community. A community of just over 1,000 people, Eston has approximately 465 residential and 50 commercial recycle and waste pickup locations of varying sizes.

The Town currently operates its own waste and recycle collection operations. Town Council wishes to review the option of moving to commercial curbside waste and/or recycling pickup for the community. The Town co-owns the Eston & District Landfill, located 2 ¾ miles from the Town of Eston, where waste could be disposed of at no cost to the hauler. Recycling materials would be the responsibility of the hauler to process.


Tenders should include the following information:

  • Pickup cost per location per bin type per pickup day/month/year. (If quoting by month, it will be assumed that the rate times 12 will be the total annual cost, with no added costs for months with additional pickups.)
  • Length of contract and outline of pricing for the duration of the contract. If pricing is not set for the contract duration, it should be indicated as to how changes to pricing will be addressed.
  • Available cart types and sizes.
  • Weekly and biweekly pickup options with a recommended pickup frequency.
  • Policy for addressing pickup that falls on stat holidays and through the holiday season.
  • Provision or cost of collection bins, replacement policy and options for locations to request additional bins.
  • Community marketing and public education strategy.
  • Strategy for addressing bins that are not in compliance at time of pickup (i.e. placement or content issues).
  • At least 3 references, preferably Saskatchewan communities of a similar size to Eston.
  • A copy of a standard agreement for services (if available).
  • A proposed time line for implementation.


The contract term is negotiable. Any term preference of the contractor should be clearly outlined in the tender.


  • The information received will be used to determine whether or not to move to commercial curbside pickup for one or both collection types.
  • All bidders will be notified as to the outcome by December 20, 2017.
  • All tenders will be reviewed by the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Public Works. A recommendation will then be made to Town Council.
  • The Town reserves the right to select a successful tender based not solely on pricing, but other related factors including but not limited to level of service, references, and implementation time frames. The Town is not bound to accept the lowest priced proposal, nor any specific proposal of those submitted.


Submissions are not to exceed ten (10) pages in length. An electronic copy must be included in all submissions. For more information or to submit a tender, contact Town of Eston CAO, Michelle MacDonald at 306-962-4457 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..









Photography Services

Call for Proposals

Deadline: Ongoing through 2018

The Town of Eston is in search of a professional photographer to capture high resolution images of our community as well as staff and council headshots and group photos.

The scope for this project will be a minimum of 50 edited, digital images without watermark. These images will be used on our website and other promotional materials. The successful proposal will be able to take our requested list of images and provide edited, digital versions within a reasonable amount of time.

Proposals must include cost, references and proposed schedule. If you have a website, please provide the link. Contractor must provide own equipment.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for follow up will be contacted.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 306-962-4444. Proposals can be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by mail to Box 757 Eston SK S0L 1A0 or in person to 217 Main Street.

Check back soon for more tender requests!