Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The move would not impact residential services, officials said.
Grayslake trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to seek requests for proposals (RFPs) for potential commercial waste/recycling franchises. A single commercial waste and recycling franchise is anticipated to save about 35 to 40 percent for local businesses. "I think it's a good idea to pursue this," said Trustee Kevin Waldenstrom. Mayor Rhett Taylor added that should the village enter into a contract for commercial waste/recycling services, it would have "no impact whatsoever on the residential services you receive today." The village held a public hearing on the matter just before the board's meeting Tuesday. Steve Lawrence, past president of the Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry, said the move started as a topic that came …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Village of Grayslake will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, prior to the start of the regular board meeting at 7 p.m., to discuss seeking competitive pricing related to garbage and recycling collection for businesses.
Thursday, February 14
As a result of a survey of local businesses conducted by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), the village is considering the solicitation of bids for a single commercial waste and recycling franchise that could produce a cost savings of 35 to 40 percent. The proposed franchise would only apply to businesses. Residential garbage and recycling service would continue under the village’s current contract with Waste Management, according to the village. There would not be a residential rate increase. The village would only award a franchise if, based on the competitive pricing received, most businesses would save money. A public hearing on the matter has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, before …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Grayslake businesses could save money through single waste hauler initiative.
As a result of a survey of local businesses conducted by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO), the village is considering the solicitation of bids for a commercial waste and recycling franchise that could produce a cost savings of 35 to 40 percent. Currently, Grayslake businesses contract with five or six individual waste and recycling haulers, as opposed to residential waste hauling, which is done by Waste Management. "This would make the business community similar or identical to the residents," said Mayor Rhett Taylor at the board's Dec. 18 committee-of-the-whole meeting of having a single waste hauler. The idea behind the proposed initiative is to save businesses money (businesses would avoid…