Earlier this year the City of Marengo solicited proposals for the expiring refuse and recycling contract with MDC Environmental. The City received two competitive proposals for refuse and recycling services. During the August 12th Council meeting, the City Council approved a contract extension with MDC Environmental which offered a decrease over current pricing, and other added benefits to residents.
- Effective October 1, 2019, prices for monthly cart customers will be $19.00 per month. At $19.00 per month, residents will save $1.30 per month compared to current rates, and you are eligible for the additional benefits listed below. Low volume users will still be able to use the sticker program at $3.00 per sticker, however you will not be eligible for some of the other benefits included in the monthly cart program.
- Residents subscribing to the monthly cart program at $19.00 per month will be allowed up to five bags of yard waste per week at no additional charge. Each additional bag of yard waste will be $2.40 each. Residents using the monthly cart program will also be allowed one bulk item per week, at no additional charge, but are asked to notify MDC in order to schedule collection of the bulk item.
- Residents who subscribe to the monthly cart program are eligible for curbside e-waste collection/recycling. Customer needs to call 815-568-7274 in advance and there is a fee of $25 for up to 5 compliant items. Examples of acceptable e-waste items include computers (desktop and laptop), fax machines, monitors, televisions smaller than 50” and computer accessories like keyboards and mice. A complete list of compliant items is listed on the City website or call MDC at 815-568-7274. Televisions in excess of 50” are an additional $25 each in addition to the base e-waste price.
All residents would be eligible to utilize an annual document shred/destruction event that will be held at a yet to be determined location. The date and time will be published by the City of Marengo in the future.