Solid Waste Authorities Competitively Bidding Contracts

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According to the Tennessee Attorney General, when a solid waste authority (established under the Solid Waste Authority Act of 1991) is contracting for collection and disposal services, it is generally subject to the same purchasing laws, including competitive bidding requirements, that govern the counties and municipalities forming the authority. See Op. Tenn. Att’y Gen. 04-101 (July 2, 2004).