Monday, May 20, 2013
Want a smaller trash toter? You can now request a 35-gallon container at no additional cost.
If you don’t generate much trash or your garage is a bit too narrow for the large receptacle that was delivered to your home last month, Buffalo Grove has good news for you. Village trustees approved Monday a revised contract with Waste Management that will allow residents to request a smaller trash toter with no impact to their monthly bill. Village Manager Dane Bragg said the renegotiated contract was “in direct response” to the complaints the village received from residents who thought the new cans, which came in 64- and 96-gallon sizes, were too large. “We’ve gotten a lot of complaints, especially from townhouse and condominium associations,” he said. The change means that 35-, 64- and 96-gallon toters will be available for both trash …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Is your new Waste Management trash cart too big? Buffalo Grove officials have received complaints from a number of residents.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Village of Buffalo Grove is considering a new contract with Waste Management that would allow residents to opt for smaller trash carts at no additional cost.
Buffalo Grove residents who think their new trash cans are too big could soon get some good news. Village officials will consider next week approving a restructured agreement with Waste Management that would allow residents to obtain a smaller trash receptacle. Until last month, residents purchased their own garbage cans, while recycling carts were provided by Waste Management. The village’s new contact with the company includes Waste Management-issued trash cans, which were distributed in April in either 64- or 96-gallon sizes. Earlier this month, residents from various Buffalo Grove neighborhoods complained that the 64-gallon cans are too large. Residents who have smaller, one-car garages said they are unable to fit both their car and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
New garage and recycling cans will be delivered to Buffalo Grove residents' homes between April 1-15.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Uniform garbage cans will be delivered to all Buffalo Grove homes in April.
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 …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Although a competitor's price proposal came in slightly lower, Buffalo Grove officials say they will stick with their longtime waste hauler.
What is the value of loyalty and good service? In Buffalo Grove, it’s worth at least 61 cents per month. The Village Board voted 6-0 last week to retain Waste Management for trash and recycling pickup for another five years. Buffalo Grove has relied on Waste Management for at least 40 years, but when the village requested proposals this year from haulers, Republic Services’ pricing came in 61 cents below Waste Management’s monthly fee for pickup at a single-family home. However, officials said that the village receives services from Waste Management that are hard to place a value on. In addition to regular garbage pickup, Waste Management provides service during Buffalo Grove Days and recently teamed with the village in an effort to crack …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Buffalo Grove Police Department turns to Waste Management for help in combating ruse burglaries.
In a new program called “Waste Watch,” the Buffalo Grove Police Department and Waste Management will work together in an effort to fight ruse burglaries in the village. A ruse burglary is a crime in which someone distracts the homeowner while a second person enters the home and looks for things to steal. Before the implementation of the Waste Watch program, the police department sent fliers and used the e-news bulletin to raise awareness of the ruse burglaries. In addition, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts went door-to-door to distribute crime alerts to residents. Despite these efforts, Buffalo Grove had 11 ruse burglaries in 2011, with the last one reported in late October. According to Cmdr. Jim Newton, the elderly are the prime targets of the …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Buffalo Grove residents who are left with spoiled food following this week's power outages are invited to dispose of it today on the village campus.
Buffalo Grove residents who are left with spoiled food following this week’s power outages are invited to drop it off today (Friday) in the rear parking lot of the village’s public works center on the municipal campus. The special service, which was organized by the village in collaboration with Waste Management, will be offered from 1 to 7 p.m. Spoiled perishable food should be placed in a closed bag before it is brought to the event. Recycling and yard waste will not be accepted. Those who did not experience power outages this week are asked to wait until their scheduled waste pick-up day. For more information, call the village at 847-459-2500.