The city of Elgin, Ill., just approved a five-year contract renewal with Waste Management, which includes an increase in monthly rates for residents, a new discount for senior homeowners and optional organics composting collection services.
The Daily Herald reports that there will be a 3.25 percent yearly increase starting in 2021 and that the City Council’s recent approval of the new contract "capped a tense discussion during which some council members said city staff members should have done more to push for better terms from Waste Management.”
Daily Herald has more information:
Elgin residents will pay $1.35 a month more for garbage hauling starting in 2020, with the additional amount covering curbside recycling of electronics.
Monthly rates will be $18.11, up from $16.76, under a five-year contract renewal with Waste Management that also includes a new discount for senior homeowners and optional organics/yard composting pickup.
There will be a 3.25% yearly increase starting in 2021.