A new refuse collection contact with Groot Industries brings about some exciting changes for residents. Carts are here! The enhanced refuse and recycling collection program will now supply residents with one 95 gallon refuse cart and one 65 gallon recycling cart. With the introduction of carts, plastic trash bags will no longer be allowed at the curb unless they are inside the Groot refuse cart. Enforcement of “No plastic trash bags” will begin September 1, 2014 after the carts are delivered to homes. Residents who want a second 95 gallon refuse cart may rent them from Groot for a very low rate by calling 800-244-1977. Residents currently renting carts will receive a rebate from Groot for their remaining 4 months of rental. Multi-family dwellings will also now have access to a recycling drop off at the Public Services building located at 6849 W. Touhy.
Another exciting addition is that Groot will immediately begin collecting bundled brush with regular yard waste collections on a weekly basis for free (no sticker required). The Public Services Department will no longer need to provide monthly brush collection.
“We are excited to be able to provide these extra services to our residents and hope they take advantage of the new recycling opportunities,” said Mayor Andrew Przybylo.
Refuse and recycling carts will be dropped off to each home in early August. After a 60 day trial period, seniors (62 years+) will have the option of choosing a 35 gallon refuse and/or 35 gallon recycling cart size instead of the larger carts.
Residents will receive a brochure in the mail within the next few weeks that will further explain the new program. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Groot at 800-244-1977 or visit www.groot.com for more information.