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Six firms compete for Green Acres airport recycling and composting facility contract

Six firms are competing for a chance to develop and operate a composting and recycling facility at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the latest round of contracting for the project known as Green Acres.

The firms that have thrown their hats into the ring are Cash Development LLC, Randolph & Company LLC, Columbia Technology LLC, Green Energy & Development Inc., Multiplex LLC and Sun State Organics LLC, according to the city of Atlanta's procurement department. The proposals were due Tuesday at Atlanta City Hall.

This is the airport's fourth attempt at finding a company to strike a long-term lease with to build and operate the Green Acres facility.

Last year, only three firms submitted proposals to compete for the Green Acres -- Randolph & Company, Green Energy & Development and Sun State Organics. That contracting process was canceled by the city because officials said all three firms filled out firms incorrectly and were disqualified. A previous round yielded no qualified responses, and an earlier attempt was canceled to revise the requirements.


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