MP board approves Waste Management contract

By on November 8, 2013

MAPLE PARK—The Maple Park Village Board on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve a contract with Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., for the purpose of waste collection and disposal.

The board’s authorization extends the current contract with Waste Management, initiated in February 2001, for an additional five years. The rate for refuse, recycling and yard waste services will be $19.91 between the dates of Feb. 1, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2015. The rate will then increase by 2.9 percent each year.

Residents covered under the agreement will receive a 65-gallon recycling cart; those who prefer a smaller container can choose a 35-gallon cart. Also, senior citizens ages 65 and older will receive a 10 percent discount on refuse, recycling and yard waste services.

“The board is pleased with the extension of the Waste Management contract,” Village President Kathy Curtis said. “I feel the residents will like the larger recycling bins that will now be an amenity included in the monthly fee. The annual increase in the contract is a reasonable operating expense to cover fuel cost increases.”

Waste Management will sponsor Maple Park Fun Fest, and will supply 15 Port-O-Lets, five hand-washing stations, 10 96-gallon toters, a 30-yard roll-off box and 35 special event cardboard boxes.

Waste Management will provide a new refuse and recycling brochure for the village of Maple Park, and will be responsible production and distribution of the document to all residential homes covered under the Waste Management agreement.