The Village is excited to announce that beginning this April 1, single-family and two-family residents will benefit from a new, expanded solid waste and recycling program. After conducting a resident survey and Request for Proposals (RFP) process, the Village selected Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) to provide refuse and recycling services to the community. In total, the new program will save the community over $600,000 over the life of the contract versus what residents would have paid had the Village stayed with our current program. The Village will be moving to a three-day collection schedule (Wednesday—Friday). The Village will be divided into three sections and each section will have a different service day. The Village will also be moving to an all-cart program. Residents will have the option of selecting from a 35, 65, or 95 gallon refuse cart and a 35, 65 or 95 gallon recycling cart. All residents will receive carts and can mix and match the refuse and recycling cart sizes to meet the specific needs of their household. For example, residents may choose a 35 gallon refuse cart and a 95 gallon recycling cart. Residents will now also be able to recycle their electronics at the curb. Organics and food waste recycling will also be available. All residents will receive a quarterly bill from LRS based on the refuse cart size chosen. The monthly minimum service charge of $5.81 will be eliminated from resident water bills. The new program also offers a special senior rate for households 65 and older. The program has many other benefits. Since all residents will receive a recycling cart with a lid, the amount of blowing refuse and recycling materials will be reduced. The issuance of standard cart sizes will also improve program compliance rates, reduce fly-dumping and increase resident convenience.