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 …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Curbside tree pick-up is scheduled for tomorrow and next Thursday.
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Wednesday, January 9
The Village of Grayslake Waste Management crews will pick up Christmas trees tomorrow, January 10 and next Thursday, January 17. Trees should be placed unbagged, at the curb or edge of the street the night before the scheduled service day. Trees greater than six feet in height must be cut in half prior to being set out for pick-up. Waste Management will not pick up trees in plastic bags. For more information contact the Request for Service System at 847-223-8515. You can also donate your tree to the Lake County Forest Preserve. Drop it off at one of the several sites across the area. How long do you leave your Christmas tree and decorations up? Join the Patch Poll here.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Residents can recycle their Christmas trees by dropping them off at a Lake County Forest Preserve where they'll be chipped and used to make trails, or have them picked up by Waste Management through the village's holiday tree pick-up program.
Residents have two options for getting rid of their Christmas tree—recycle it or participate in the village's holiday tree pick-up program. Recycling Don’t want to send your Christmas tree to the landfill? Drop it off at a Lake County Forest Preserve site for recycling. Donated trees are chipped and used for trails and for landscaping at forest preserves throughout Lake County. Bring your tree to a drop-off site at one of the following forest preserves, open daily from 6:30 a.m. to sunset: Only undecorated, real Christmas trees can be accepted; no yard waste. Commercial drop-offs are prohibited. Grayslake Village Tree Pick-Up Recycling the tree not an option for you? The Village of Grayslake's holiday tree pick-up program will take place …
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…