FY2023 DI Roll Off & Community Clean-Up

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Public Works Department, is seeking proposals for an annual service contract to provide the following solid waste hauling services.
• Weekly solid waste pick up at the Vineland Transfer Station consisting of (2) 50-yard roll offs. Monthly solid waste generation averages approximately 100 tons. Contractor is responsible for sorting contents and disposal in an MPCA approved facility. Contractor must have capability of transporting 6-10 tons per 50-yard roll off. Roll offs will be provided by the Mille Lacs Band Public Works Department.
• (14) 4-yard cardboard collection bins picked up on a weekly basis, (11) located in District I (Mille Lacs County) and (3) located in District II (Aitkin County). These bins are owned by the Band and at above mentioned locations.
• Provide weekly Commercial Service to Dist. I & Dist. IIA (Vineland & Isle area). Approximately 15 locations total, each with 4-6yd dumpsters.
• Provide service for District I (Vineland Area) and District II (McGregor Area) Community Clean-up which takes place in April and May of each spring. Contractor to provide roll-offs with cost of disposal of contents (domestic, tires, appliances, mattresses, demolition and scrap metal) sorting will be the responsibility of the contractor. Contractor will need up to 20-30 yd roll-offs for this event due to large amount of solid waste.
• Contractor to provide price for additional services if more than weekly pick-up is needed.
• Fuel Surcharges to be explained in bid from contractor.
• Provide Recycling service at Nay Ah Shing school system located in District I. Service consists of picking up (5) 90-gallon recycling bins once per month.
• In the event that additional dollars need to be added to the service contract, the vendor agrees to continue providing service at the rates provided in their original proposal.
• All prices should be valid through September 30, 2023.

• Bid should show cost per each item listed above. For the Roll Off service provide costs breakdown i.e.; per (50-yard roll off, service fee and disposal cost.

Bidding Notes

Bidding Notes

  1. Your proposals shall include the following:
    a. Signed bid proposal broken down as specified above.
    b. A copy of current MLB Vendor’s License. (or a copy of submitted application)
    c. A copy of current certificate of insurance, including at least the following coverage:
    General Liability and Property Damage
    d. Copy of an authorized signature sheet if one is not already on file with the Mille Lacs Band.
  2. All Contractors must comply with all Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe American Indian Employment requirements (see 18 MLBSA § 5). Contact TERO at (320) 532-4778.

All Proposals must be mailed and labeled as follows:

    Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

Sealed Bid: District I Roll-Off and Community Clean-Up for FY 2023
PO Box 509
Onamia, MN 56359

Proposals are due in the PO Box by 3:00pm on August 24, 2022. A public bid opening will be held at 10:00am on August 25, 2022 at the Mille Lacs Band Government Center.

Please note that the bids must be submitted via mail to the P.O. Box. FedEx and UPS will not deliver to a P.O. Box. Please plan accordingly to ensure the timely receipt of your bid submittal.

The Band reserves the right to reject any bid that it is unable to collect at the Onamia post office by the bid deadline date and time, provided that the Band has made diligent and reasonable efforts to collect the bid. The Band reserves this right even in the event that the bid has been postmarked before the deadline.



Questions regarding this project should be addressed to Brian Scheinost at the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (320) 630-2624.


  1. Firms must be licensed with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. A copy of this license (or the license application) must accompany each bid. Licensing process can take several weeks. If you are not currently licensed with the MLBO, please submit a copy of your license application along with your proposal. Contact Elizabeth Thornbloom at (320)532-8274 or via email at EThornbloom@grcasinos.com with questions regarding licensing and for the license application.
  2. Vendors must have a current solid waste hauling license for each applicable county for the districts in which they are proposing to provide service.