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Waste Management Begins New Collection Services for the City of Naperville
Effective May 1, residents receive trash and yard waste services
NAPERVILLE, ILL. — May 5, 2015 — Beginning May 1, Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. became the new trash and landscape waste services provider for the City of Naperville.
Naperville provides a comprehensive waste program designed to reduce materials headed to landfills and ensure that all waste is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Waste Management was selected as the City’s new service provider in January.
As an additional environmental benefit, Waste Management will be using CNG trucks for Naperville’s collection service, which are powered by compressed natural gas rather than diesel fuel, and produce lower emissions.
“We’re looking forward to working with the Naperville community to make trash collection cleaner and yard waste collection more convenient for all residents,” said Mike Morley, public sector representative for Waste Management of Illinois. “In addition, we are excited to be servicing the residents with CNG trucks which are far quieter and produce lower emissions. Waste Management is a leader in investing in alternative fuels, such as the CNG vehicles, which aligns with the City’s sustainability goals.”
New to residents is the seasonal landscape waste and organics subscription program. Residents with greater landscape waste needs and an interest in recycling organics, such as food waste, can rent either a 64-gallon or a 96-gallon cart for an annual fee in lieu of purchasing kraft bags and stickers. This subscription collection program commences June 1 and will run concurrently with the City’s yard waste season. Residents will be billed directly by Waste Management.
Residents interested in the landscape waste and organics program are invited to visit the City’s website ( www.naperville.il.us) to order carts and choose their desired cart size. Once ordered, carts will be delivered throughout the month of June and may be used as soon as they are delivered.
“Residents may not mix organics with landscape waste if they are purchasing kraft bags and stickers,” said Mike Morley. “Only residents with cart subscription for landscape waste may include organics.”
“We are excited to have this opportunity to provide food waste recycling to further reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, thereby increasing the City’s diversion rate,” said Naperville Communications Manager Linda LaCloche. “We are glad to have Waste Management as a partner in our efforts to make our community as green as possible and are pleased with Waste Management’s implementation of CNG vehicles, which directly supports the City’s goal to reduce its carbon footprint related to greenhouse gas emissions.”
Waste collection days will remain the same. Residents should have all trash and landscape waste at the curb no later than 6 a.m. the day of collection. After collection, all carts should be removed from the curb by 7 p.m. the evening of collection day.
To participate in the landscape waste and organics program, visit the City of Naperville’s website at www.naperville.il.us. For additional information on Waste Management’s services and refuse collection guidelines, visit www.wm.com.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.