Why did we do this? In January, 2012 the Village signed a contract that granted exclusive rights to Republic Services making them the sole source third-party garbage provider. The Village held multiple public meetings (April 15th & 21st and June 10th) over the last few months with the residents regarding garbage services. Both meetings were well attended, and the overwhelming majority of residents had spoken up in favor of the Village not forcing them into a third-party contract.
What does that mean? It means starting July 1st the Village will accept all qualified garbage companies who are interested in providing garbage pick up to residents and post the rates to our website. Each resident is free to choose any vendor listed on our website and the vendors contact information will be on the website as well.
When does it start? No need to rush, this does not mean you have to start July 1st, if you are happy with your current provider than you can stay with them. There are no long-term commitments now per Village Ordinance, therefore you are free to choose your vendor based upon price and customer satisfaction with a maximum commitment of 90 days. We will post a list of residentially licenses garbage haulers who have signed up with the Village by June 30th. We are hoping to have at least three to four vendors within the next few months.
How does affect you? If you are happy with the price and customer service with Republic Services, then all you must do is continue to pay your quarterly bill. If you are not happy and want to explore another option, then please visit our website and we will list all licensed residential garbage haulers with prices and contact information. If you do decide to leave Republic, please contact them to cancel as to avoid duplication of services.
All garbage days will continue to remain the same, except for Friday pickup. Beginning in August, Friday pickup has now been changed to Wednesday. First day of the new pick up will be August 4th.
What is the Village trying to accomplish? The Village is hoping that the change to a subscription-based garbage service leads to more provider options, thus lower prices for residents as well as better customer service. Which is indicative of the new special discount prices being advertised by your current provider.