Changes To Trash Pick-Up Effective April 1, 2020

NOTICE TO VILLAGE OF ANTWERP RESIDENTS

VILLAGE WIDE TRASH PICK-UP HAS SOME CHANGES

 STARTING APRIL, 2020

After competitive bids were received for village-wide trash pick-up, Real Waste Disposal was awarded the contract.  All residential addresses that are current water and sewer customers and inside the corporation limits of the Village of Antwerp will continue to be serviced by Real Waste Disposal.

The Village entered into a contract with Real Waste to provide for one village-wide trash company.  Residents will be billed for this service on their water and sewer bills.  The cost will be $8.85 per month and will be billed quarterly at a cost of $26.55.  This cost will include up to four (4) 30-gallon plastic bags (up to 40 lbs each).   Any resident wanting a wheeled cart will have to contact Real Waste direct at 419-­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­594-2888.  There will be no charge for a cart and residents with an existing Real Waste cart will not be charged at renewal.  One cart per residence.

Included in this cost, Real Waste will provide for a large bulky item pick up once per month. On the first Thursday of each month, residents can set out four (4) large items with their regular collection.  This is a change from the last contract which allowed unlimited large items. This is no longer allowed and is not cost-effective to keep residential rates affordable. Please note garbage bags are not considered bulky waste so if you have more than four bags you must purchase tags for 50 cents each to put on the extra bags.  They are available for purchase at Pit Stop Gas Station. If more than 4 items are set out, they will not be picked up.  Please contact Real Waste directly to make arrangements for more items to be picked up and paid for directly to Real Waste. The village utility office has a list of items (see below) that can’t be set out as determined by what the landfill will not allow.

The Village utility office will be the contact for move in or move out of homes or rental property as the village will contact Real Waste to start or stop collection.  Residents who expect to be away from home for 30 consecutive days or longer should also call ahead to the utility office to have service stopped and a credit applied. The utility office number is 419-258-7075 and the village administrator’s office number is 419-258-2371.

Commercial businesses, mobile home parks, and large apartment complexes are exempt from this requirement and will continue to negotiate their own contracts with trash companies.  If you have a business and/or apartment complex and have questions on this new program, please contact the utility office or administrator’s office.

EXCLUDED ITEMS FROM BULKY WASTE PICK-UP – DON’T SET OUT

All Construction Materials

Refrigerators, Freezers & Air Conditions (anything containing Freon)

Propane or Gas Tanks

Ashes

Yard Waste/leaves/branches

Tires, Car Batteries & Vehicle Parts

Concrete, Rocks & Bricks

Wet Paint

Carpet & Pad