In 2006, the Village entered into a new ten year contract for residential solid waste collection services with Republic Services. This contract represents a significant departure from the previous solid waste program.
Dramatic changes in refuse collection technology and a desire to provide a safer work environment are changing the nature of refuse collection. Refuse companies and municipalities are moving to wheeled cart collection programs throughout the metropolitan area. The change in collection methods reduces the amount of injuries suffered by refuse collectors and increases the speed of collection, which benefits Mount Prospect residents by creating a more efficient refuse collection program.
Under the solid waste program, each residential property with curbside collection receives one wheeled cart for refuse and one wheeled cart for recycling. Republic Services' trucks have mechanical arms that grab and dump the wheeled carts.
The Village issues a direct bill charge for a portion of the cost of providing solid waste services.