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Posted on: April 6, 2018

New Optional Curbside Composting Program Available For Interested Residents

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In addition to the Compost Bin Reimbursement Program, Lombard residents in 1-4 unit buildings have an opportunity to subscribe to an optional curbside composting program.

For an additional annual fee of $120 starting 4/1/18, and prorated monthly thereafter, a separate gray 64-gal toter will be provided by Waste Management. Weekly collection on the normal service day will be from the first full week of April through the second full week of December, coincident with the yard waste program. Service is unavailable outside of this period due to winter conditions. There are no refunds or service-hold credits for this program. The annual fee will be assessed and increased each April 1st by a local Consumers Price Index (currently about 2%). Yard waste stickers (currently $2.00 each) are not required for this toter.

Acceptable materials generally include yard waste and biodegradable food scraps, and toters may be shared by neighbors. See this USEPA website for a list of acceptable and unacceptable items. The compost materials are mixed in with general yard waste collection, delivered to Waste Management’s transfer station, and then processed at a compost facility. Waste Management typically sells the compost to companies for store sales, for commercial landscaping, and for farming. Residents are responsible to clean the toter, including removing any adhered waste and also any unacceptable materials. Toters remain with the resident the entire year, including over winter.

Sign up by contacting Waste Management at 800-796-9696 or at www.wm.com/residential/curbside-waste-pickup.jsp.

For more information about Village programs including grant reimbursement for at home composting, visit www.villageoflombard.org/composting


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