Garbage pickup delayed again for some
BY BOB OKON firstname.lastname@example.org January 7, 2014 4:28PM
Updated: February 9, 2014 6:33AM
Many homeowners throughout Will County and the south suburbs went another day without garbage pickup Tuesday because of the weather, and some may have to wait until next week.
While Homewood Disposal resumed pickups — on routes usually designated for Monday collection — Waste Management provided limited garbage collection because of the severe cold weather, a company spokeswoman said.
The company had planned to resume collections Tuesday and pick up trash one day late throughout the week, like a typical Monday holiday schedule, but pickups were done on a limited basis.
“We’re asking customers to place their garbage containers on the curb, and we’ll try to get to them this week,” spokeswoman Lisa Disbrow said. “We will be picking up through Saturday.”
For most customers, Waste Management hopes to pick up Monday and Tuesday garbage on Wednesday. Then the one-day delay will apply to customers who normally have their trash hauled on Wednesdays through Fridays, Disbrow said.
Some customers, however, may have to wait until their regularly scheduled day next week, she said.
“It’s due to the weather and extreme cold,” she said.
Some communities did get garbage service Tuesday but there was “very little residential service” in Will County, Disbrow said. There was no garbage pickup in Joliet.
Homewood Disposal also is working on a one-day delay, and NuWay Disposal, a division of Homewood Disposal, is picking up garbage a day later in towns including Mokena and Homer Glen, according to those villages’ websites.