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New Trash Receptacle Removal Ordinance

by Mary Robertson
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Village Council adopted ordinance no. 2022-103 on May 18, 2022 regarding trash and recycle receptacles which states the day and time that the receptacles may be placed at the edge of the road for pick up and the day and time that they must be removed after pick up.

The new ordinance goes into effect on July 1, 2022.

The ordinance states that trash and recycle receptacles cannot be placed at the edge of the street before 12:00 p.m. EST - 11:00 a.m. CST on the day before pickup and must be removed from the edge of the road no later than 8:00 p.m. EST - 7:00 p.m. CST on the day of pick up.

If a homeowner, renter, resident, or other responsible party fails to comply with the above requirements, trash receptacles will be pulled back from the curb or edge of the road by a Village employee on the morning after trash pick up.

There will be a five dollar ($5.00) charge per week for homeowners, renters, residents, and/or other responsible parties that refuse to comply with the requirements of the Ordinance, and Village employees will move and pull back the trash and recycle receptacles after the regular pick up days.

The charge of five dollars ($5.00) per week for a Village employee to move a trash and/or recycle receptacle to the appropriate location on any property shall be billed on the property’s water bill.

Able Disposal offers a service called "back door service". They will charge you $25 per month for trash and $25 per month for recycle to pull your receptacles out to the street from their location, as long as they are not located in a garage or fenced in area, empty them and return them to the original location. If you rent additional receptacles from Able Disposal, they will move all of the receptacles at the cost mentioned. If you are interested in this service, please contact their call center at (219) 926-1046 to make arrangements.

If you need additional receptacles, please contact Able Disposal at (219) 929-1150 to make arrangements to rent additional receptacles from them.

A copy of the full ordinance can be viewed here.