Garbage Service

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Each resident is responsible for arranging their garbage pickup service with the contract hauler, Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste), by calling 847-429-7370. Garbage is picked up weekly on Tuesdays and may be placed at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the day preceding pickup. Empty containers must be removed no later than 9:00 a.m. the day following pickup.

Garbage will not be collected on the holidays listed below. If one of these holidays falls on a Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday, collection service will be on Wednesday during that week only.

 New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

The Village of Bartlett's current contract with Republic Services began on January 1, 2013 and expires on December 31, 2017. In 2015 the monthly rate for single family homes will be $22.25, multi-family homes will be $20.02 and multi-family homes with dumpsters will be $12.01. Senior citizens, age 65 and older, will be eligible to receive a 10% discount off their monthly service rate.

As part of the new contract, Allied Waste/Republic Services will provide a free garbage toter to each residence that receives curbside collection. Residents will no longer be required to purchase and provide their own garbage cans. 

The new garbage toters are similar to the recycling toters residents already receive, with wheels and lids that make it easier to transport garbage to the curb while keeping litter from blowing down the streets on windy days. Residents will still be able to put garbage that does not fit within the toter out at the curb each week at no additional charge. 

The contract continues all of the existing programs, including free fall leaf collection, free bulk item and white good collection, free removal of small amounts of remodeling materials, and the free Christmas tree recycling program. Republic Services yard waste bags will still be needed for weekly yard waste collection during the April 1 to November 30 yard waste season. The cost for Allied Waste/Republic Services yard waste bags will remain at $15.50 per five-bag bundle throughout the five-year length of this contract.

Electronic Waste

 

Beginning January 1, 2012, the disposal of computers, televisions, and other electronic devices has been banned from Illinois landfills. Under the state law, electronic waste (E-waste) must be recycled by a registered collector, recycler and/or manufacturer.

While Republic Services will continue providing regular waste and recycling collection, it will no longer provide curbside pickup for your electronics. The type of E-waste that will not be picked up includes: computers and monitors; printers and scanners; laptops; keyboards and mouses; fax machines; video and game consoles; TVs; cable and satellite receivers; recorders; mp3 players; DVD players and small scale servers.

These items must be dropped off at Registered Residential E-Waste Collection Sites. The Electronic Products and Recycling Act allows each registered collector to decide which of the covered electronic devices they choose to accept, so please call and inquire which devices they will or will not accept.

For more DuPage County locations, visit dupage.org/recycling or for a complete list of registered collection sites in Illinois, visit epa.state.il.us.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, electronics are complex devices, made with a wide variety of materials, such as lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury. These components could pose a risk to human health or the environment if mismanaged at their end of life.

Additionally, the U.S. EPA has found that recycling electronics recovers valuable materials, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, pollution reduction, energy savings, and resources conserved by extracting fewer raw materials from the Earth.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Village does not collect household hazardous waste such as paint, oil, or batteries. However, DuPage County provides a comprehensive listing of recycling events and green initiatives for the immediate area. There is also a permanent household hazardous waste drop-off facility located in Naperville that can be used by all residents of Illinois, visit their site for more information.

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