Waste Management Rate Increase plus New Recycle Options

To All Homeowners in the Village at Litchfield Park…

Keep an eye out for a recent notification sent out from Waste Management regarding a nominal rate increase.  The rate increase will be $0.38 per month bringing your monthly trash and recycle fee up to $25.24.  The new rate goes into effect November 1, 2013.  You can view the letter here – Waste Management Rate Increase and Recycling Options

For those of you who are really into recycling, you will be happy to know that the City of Litchfield Park is taking the next step in the cities recycling evolution.  To encourage residents to recycle more, Waste Management and the city are offering residents some recycling options.

Residents of the Village at Litchfield Park currently have a single 35 gallon recycle container which can be rolled to the curb each week.  (For those of you who have lived in the Village for a while, the 35 gallon container was certainly a step up from the 15 gallon tote containers that had to be carried to the curb each week for pickup).  Although recycling progress has been slow for the city, you will now have the option to have a full sized, 96 gallon recycling container.  Our family currently has 2 – 35 gallon recycle containers that we easily fill each week as a family of four.  The full sized, 96 gallon option is welcome news to us, although I am not happy that Waste Management is charging a onetime $55 dollar fee for the 96 gallon container.  This 96 gallon container size, similar to the size of your large trash container, is pretty much the standard size for most cities for recycling so why is Waste Management charging for it?  There are two additional recycling options, which you can view in the letter from Waste Management – Waste Management Rate Increase and Recycling Options

Be sure to visit the Litchfield Park web page where you can view details of the items that can and can’t be recycled.