Board approves 3-year garbage contract

By on August 21, 2010

ELBURN—The village of Elburn adopted a new agreement with garbage hauler Waste Management on Monday.

Under the three-year agreement the Village Board approved on Monday, the cost per month, per household, for refuse, recycling and yard-waste pickup service will be $14.97 as of Oct. 1. The current monthly rate is $14.81.

The rate will go up each year by the same percent as the Consumer Price Index, which was 1.6 percent this year.

During the Aug. 2 board meeting, trustees asked village staff to compare Waste Management’s proposed fees and services with those other companies charge. Their research showed Waste Management would offer the village the best deal.

“If we go out to bid, we’re not going to get the same package,” Trustee Bill Grabarek said.