Residential Refuse and Recycling Collection Letter To Residents
As the result of the 1,400 affected households that approved a measure in the April election giving the township officials the freedom to negotiate a garbage contract on their behalf. The township board has signed a three year contract with Republic Services of Eglin. The new program with Republic Services will begin January 1, 2017.Republic Services is responsible for the collection and disposal of refuse and the collection and processing of recyclables and yard waste for all residents.
For questions regarding your scheduled service day or any other inquiries, please call Republic Services directly at (847) 429-7370.
Collection Days: All material (refuse, recyclables, and yard waste) will be collected on the same day, once per week on Thursday. The collection day may change during a holiday weeks as described below.
Holidays: There will be no collection on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day / Memorial Day / Independence Day
Labor Day / Thanksgiving Day / Christmas Day
If your weekly collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your collection will be delayed by one day.
Collection Hours: All material must be placed out, at the curb, no later than 7:00 am on your scheduled collection day, as collection can begin after 7:00 am.
Billing: Republic Services will invoice you quarterly, in advance, for these services. Payment is expected upon receipt. The monthly rate for a single family home is $18.95 and the senior rate is $17.25 (senior over 65 years old).
Missed Collection: If your material is not collected for some reason, please call Republic Services at (847) 429-7370 by 11:00 am, the following day of your scheduled pick up, to report it missed. Missed pick-ups will be collected the following work day.
Republic Services Office Hours: The customer service department is staffed with live operators between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Refuse Information: Ninety-Five gallon refuse containers are provided to each resident, any additional refuse may be placed in cans or plastic bags not exceeding 33 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight and have a sticker(s) attached in order to be collected. Refuse that cannot be containerized must be securely tied and bundled. Bundles must not exceed 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Additional refuse containers are available; see the Special Services section for details.
Recycling Information: Sixty-Five gallon recycle containers are provided to each resident. Please see the attached sheet for a complete list of acceptable recyclables, how to properly prepare them and other important recycling information. Extra recycling may be placed in bins or other containers clearly marked as recycling. The containers must not exceed 33 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight. Residents moving into new construction will be issued one recycling container free of charge. Additional recycling containers are also available, see the Special Services section for details.
Yard Waste Information: Yard Waste collection is offered each year from April 1st through November 30th. Yard Waste must be placed in either biodegradable paper bags, each bag must have a sticker attached in order to be collected. Bags and cans must not exceed 33 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight. Branches and brush less than 5 inches in diameter, that do not fit in a can or bag, must be securely bundled, with string or twine, bundles must have a sticker attached as well. Bundles must not exceed 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Branches and brush larger than 5 inches in diameter are treated as refuse.
Bulk Items: Residents may place bulk items out for collection on the same day as their regularly scheduled pickup. Bulk items are items which are too large to fit in an approved refuse container but can be reasonably moved by one person. Examples of these are: furniture, bathroom fixtures, large toys, bikes, exercise equipment, carpet (rolls must be 4 feet in length or less and securely tied), swing sets (must be cut into sections 4 feet in length or less), small outdoor appliances (all fluids must be completely removed), barbecue grills, etc. Please contact Republic Services customer service department at (847) 429-7370 for more details and to schedule a special pickup for larger items. A separate fee may apply for items too large for one person to load.
Construction Debris: Construction and remodeling debris must be contained in either cans or plastic bags not exceeding 33 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight. Construction and remodeling debris that cannot be containerized must be securely tied and bundled. Bundles must not exceed 4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Construction and remodeling debris must be from “do-it-yourself” type projects and may not exceed one cubic yard in quantity.
White Goods: State law prohibits residential appliances and tires in landfills. Please call Republic Services at (847) 429-7370 to make arrangements for the collection of these items. A separate fee of $30.00 / item will apply and is due upon collection of the item(s).
Special Services: Separate services include, but are not limited to, backdoor pickup, 95 gallon, 65 gallon, 35 gallon refuse or recycling container rental, dumpster rental, and the collection of large amounts of construction and remodeling debris. Additional containers are available on a monthly rental rate of $3.50 for any additional 95 gallon, $3.00 for any additional 65 gallon and 35 gallon containers.
Arrangements for these special services can be made by calling Republic Services at (847) 429-7370 for scheduling and pricing information.
We look forward to our continued relationship with the residents we currently service in the Township as well as building a relationship with the residents we are about to service. We will diligently meet all of your refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection needs. If you have any questions, please contact us at (847) 429-7370.