The Village of Algonquin, IL

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Garbage Collection Rates to Drop September 1

Starting September 1, 2019, Algonquin residents will see a price reduction in garbage collection services as a result of a new contract beginning with the current waste hauler, Groot.

With the new contract, sticker customers will see rates drop 14 percent from $3.50/sticker to $3.00/sticker, while garbage cart customers will have rates decrease 22 percent from $24.00/month to $18.80/month.

Curbside recycling service at no charge will continue for residents during the duration of the contract. Other services that will not change in the new contract with Groot also include the document shredding event and spring cleanup; with minor changes taking place to the curbside electronics recycling program. In fall of 2018, the Village issued a request for proposals for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection services, in which Groot, submitted the lowest price acceptable bid.

“We’re very pleased with the outcome of the process” said Village President John Schmitt. “Residents will retain their choice for stickers or carts, realize meaningful cost savings, and have the same familiar service with Groot as the hauler.”

Additionally, the new contract with Groot will also provide an additional week of leaf and brush collection in the spring during the free leaf and brush collection periods.

Please visit www.algonquin.org/groot for more information on garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection service.