In August, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will provide trash carts equipped with radio frequency chips to Highland Park, Ill., residents who pay for trash service by volume.
Currently, these residents pay a monthly service fee of $5.29 and purchase waste tickets for $2.45 each for their 35-gallon refuse carts for curbside collection. Now, these curbside customers won’t have to deal with the hassle of purchasing and using waste tickets because the new radio frequency chips are linked to individual residents and addresses to be read by a device on garbage trucks during pickup.
The Chicago Tribune has more:
Starting in August, Highland Park residents who pay for trash collection by volume no longer will need to affix waste stickers to their trash carts.
Radio frequency chips implanted in the trash carts will tell the waste hauler where to send the bill.
Lakeshore Recycling Systems is implementing the RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, system for the first time in Highland Park.
"Highland Park is the first community I know of in the Chicago area doing it," said Joshua Connell, managing partner with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, which took over refuse service in the suburb this year.