Republic Services works with residential customers to develop innovative and valuable programs that fit their needs and the needs of their communities. Republic Services provides residents with consistent and courteous collection of garbage as well as recyclables, in addition to a wide variety of services beyond regular curbside trash collection. Residential service generally includes one time per week waste pick up and one time per week curbside recycling service. One time per week yard waste collection is also offered in many areas.
Republic Services is committed to providing outstanding service in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner for our customers with our dedicated, service-oriented team of employees. We offer local community service and pride with the resources and benefits of a Fortune 500 company.
Semi-Automated Collection Service
Republic Services offers an automated garbage collection system in numerous communities across Northeast Illinois. The special collection vehicle employs a robotic arm to lift and dump 68 and 96-gallon wheeled carts. The whole process takes about 10 seconds and is capable of operating at a lower RPM, resulting in less noise during collection. A tipper attachment and a robotic arm are used in areas with overhead clearance limitations. Consistent with the demands of efficiency and cost effectiveness, the incorporation of state-of-the-art equipment provides better fuel efficiency, higher productivity, reduced downtime and fewer on-the-job injuries. Together these factors help keep operation costs down and our prices competitive.
Using our automated and semi-automated collection vehicles to pick up recycling bins, we provide quick and efficient pick up of residential recyclables. Still, we are continually looking for ways to make it easier for our customers to recycle. With the introduction of bigger containers and commingled recycling, it is our hope that more people will be able to recycle on a daily basis.
More recycling information for the State of Illinois can be found at http://www.illinoisrecycles.org/ecopoint.html
Republic Services wants to remind all customers that beginning January 1, 2012, Illinois’ new e-waste law will ban electronic waste from being disposed in residential waste and recycling bins. Republic Services will keep its customers apprised of electronic waste collection and drop off locations offered by local authorities and recyclers. To assist in this effort, some electronic retailers are offering customers the opportunity to participate in an electronics recycling program for easy removal and responsible disposal of unwanted e-waste products.
County and municipal governments have also posted drop off locations and registered contractors to collect e-waste on their websites. Click here for more information on e-waste recycling.
Republic Services’ sorting service allows our customers to put select recyclables, such as paper, cardboard and metals in one container. The recycling hauler takes the materials to a sorting facility where the materials are separated for recycling by hand.
Source Separated Recycling
Republic Services also provides residential customers with separate recycling bins for select recyclables, such as paper and cardboard, while allowing for commingled recycling of items such as glass, metal, aluminum, plastics and household containers. The recycling hauler takes the materials directly to a recycling facility or a transfer site.
Curbside Collection of Yard Waste
Republic Services provides curbside yard waste collection programs as part of regular refuse collection or as a separate resident-paid program. Republic Services can also provide a yard waste drop-off program where residents can participate on an as-needed basis.