New bins, rules for trash in East Dundee
By Erin Sauder For the Courier-News September 26, 2012 9:50AM
East Dundee residents will be gettng two 65-gallon bins, one for recycling and one for trash. The deliveries will be made Oct. 1 by the village’s new trash pickup service provider, Flood Brothers. File photo | Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 16, 2012 3:11PM
EAST DUNDEE — Starting Monday, East Dundee residents can expect a special delivery from the village in the form of two 65-gallon bins, one for recycling and one for trash.
The deliveries will be made Oct. 1 by the village’s new trash pickup service provider, Flood Brothers.
Village officials hope the larger recycling bin will encourage residents to increase the volume of recyclables they put out each week.
“When residents don’t pay directly for garbage pickup, there is nothing to stimulate them to recycle,” Village Administrator Bob Skurla said.
The bins are free to residents, paid for with funds from the village’s home rule sales tax.
Skurla said East Dundee produces the lowest amount of volume in pounds of recycled materials compared to other area towns.
“Although we weren’t lowest per household, most municipalities had much more recyclables per household than we did,” he said. “Hopefully this will get (residents) to increase the volume a little bit.”
Officials said switching from Allied Waste to Flood Brothers as the village’s new provider will allow East Dundee to save more than $25,000 over the life of the four-year contract.
Residents also will now be allowed to dispose of one bulk item a week in addition to refuse and recycling.
Wednesday will remain East Dundee’s collection day.
For a list of items that can be disposed of, visit the village’s website at www.eastdundee.net.