Bruno’s submits winning bid to manage transfer station

Bruno’s Roll-Off of Edgartown submitted the winning low bid of $2,267,250 for a five-year contract to manage the Oak Bluffs and Tisbury joint transfer station for municipal refuse in Oak Bluffs.

Solid Waste Solutions of Northfield submitted a bid of $2,351,330. Tisbury department of public works director Fred LaPiana opened the bids Wednesday.

The new contract is scheduled to take effect on May 31. In 1993, the two towns pulled out of the MVRDD, a regional entity that manages refuse services for Edgartown, Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Aquinnah. Together they oversee the Oak Bluffs-Tisbury refuse/recycling cooperative and operate separate local drop-off stations, as well as the joint transfer station.

Bruno’s has managed the Oak Bluffs-Tisbury transfer station since November 2007, and it has transported the Martha’s Vineyard Refuse Disposal District’s recyclables since 1999. The company also operates a residential curbside trash pickup business Island-wide.

In November 2011, Tisbury awarded Bruno’s a five-year contract for residential curbside refuse and recycling pickup.