A contract was approved Monday, Oct. 1, to rebuild a trash compactor at the Washington landfill.

The city council voted 8-0 to approve the contract with Landfill Equipment, Herculaneum, to rebuild the 2007 826H compactor for the cost of $187,985.

The council also approved the three-month rental of a compactor for the cost of $27,500, which will be utilized while the compactor is rebuilt.

Landfill Equipment submitted the low bid for the project.

Other bids were submitted by Fabick CAT, Fenton, for $428,035 to rebuild the equipment and $35,000 for a three month rental of a compactor; and Erb Equipment, Fenton, for the cost of $308,707.27 to rebuild, and $35,000 to rent equipment.

Under the contract, the company will rebuild all major components, replace pumps, and service and seal differentials, rebuild cylinders, all hoses, new pins, minor body work, inspect wire harness, no paint, no wheels.

The work is estimated to take less than three months. If additional time is needed by Landfill Equipment, additional rental fees will be waived. There is a one-year warranty for the work.

According to Tony Bonastia, street superintendent, the city also considered the total replacement of the equipment.