Republic Services

BOURBONNAIS — Village trustees approved moving ahead with a contract extension for Republic Services to continue providing waste, recycle and yard waste pickup for the village.

The current six-year contract is set to expire March 31, and the extension will be for seven years.

Village officials say final details will be worked out before the board votes on the extension next month. The company provides service to 5,127 homes in the village.

“They’ve done an excellent job,” Mayor Paul Schore said. “It’s overall a better deal.”

The current monthly rate of 26 charged to village residents will be lowered to $25.71 on Oct. 1 and remain that rate until October 2022. There will be an annual 4 percent increase for the final six years of the contract.

As of Oct. 1, 2021, Republic Services will take over billing, collections, bad debt and all costs associated with billing from the village for its residential refuse services.

They will start billing customers quarterly at that time.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at jbonty@daily-journal.com and 815-937-3366.

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Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.