Village considers hiring waste hauler

By on October 30, 2009

by Susan O’Neill
Kaneville—Kaneville Village Board members are exploring the possibility of entering into a contract with a waste hauler for the village, and potentially the township. Currently, each household has its own waste hauler.

“We’re in the very early stages,” Village President Bob Rodney said.

Trustee Rick Peck has been informally gathering information from three haulers in the area, Waste Management, Inc., Groot, and Northern Illinois Disposal. According to Rodney, Peck’s preliminary information shows a small savings of about $100 per year for each household.

However, Rodney said that one major long-term benefit would be the elimination of 50 percent of current truck traffic, resulting in less wear and tear on the roads.

“It’s hard to put a price on that,” Rodney said. “It would make $100 seem minuscule.”

Rodney said that the change was not likely to take place in the near future, and that the village did not want to rush into anything.

“We’re in the learning process,” he said. “But conceptually, it sounds like a good idea.”