Residents have a new company picking up their trash: Waste Management of Illinois took over Deerfield’s weekly pickups Friday.
After 10 years of service, village trustees voted to dump Veolia in February for Waste Management because of lower rates. Patch reported on the move in an .
“We’re ensuring that Deerfield residents receive high-quality service that will save our residents money,” said Kent Street, village manager. “They will soon see clean-burning CNG waste [trucks] and recycling trucks throughout Deerfield that will improve our community’s environment and mean cleaner air.”
According to Waste Management a 96-gallon cart for refuse and a 64-gallon cart for recyclables should have already been delivered to Deerfield homes.
“We are excited to bring our range of services to Deerfield and help make it a greener, cleaner and more sustainable community,” said Steve Batchelor, market area vice president at Waste Management.
“We take great pride in the service we offer residents and in how we respond to our customers," he added in the company's statement. "We are looking forward to developing a strong partnership with Deerfield.”
Part of that green plan is new pickup trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CGN).
“They will reduce exhaust emissions, the reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to fresher air in Deerfield,” Batchelor said. “We plan to add CNG trucks each year until our entire Deerfield fleet is fueled by clean-burning natural gas.”
Waste Management will collect trash, recyclables and yard waste on the same day once a week between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Residents north of Deerfield Road will be served on Tuesdays and those south of Deerfield Road on Wednesdays.
Waste Management is also offering back-door service for an additional fee. For more information on that service, homeowners can contact Waste Management's customer service department at 800-796-9696.