Buffalo Grove residents will be able to throw out their garbage cans this spring when they receive new receptacles from Waste Management.
The village’s new contract with the waste removal company includes a wheeled cart for each resident. The new cans have the same style as the Waste Management recycling bins, but the garbage can will have a green lid. Waste haulers will use a mechanical arm to lift and empty the cans without leaving their truck.
The new carts will be delivered to residents between April 1-12, beginning at the north end of the village, according to the village's website. Residents of detached, single-family homes will receive 96-gallon carts while those in attached townhomes will get 64-gallon carts. Those who want to request a different cart size can do so by calling Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696 before March 15.
Residents can dispose of their current garbage cans by attaching the orange sticker that will arrive in the mail. Additional orange stickers can be picked up at Village Hall.