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Somers Starts Automated Trash Pick-Up. Important Changes Effective January 1, 2015
The garbage and recycling contract between the Town of Somers and Waste Management expires December 31, 2014. The Town accepted proposals for this service and awarded the low bid to Advanced Disposal, Inc. This new contract, which expires December 31, 2019, provides a substantial savings to Somers residents due to a reduced cost of service. Residents will receive a post card mailing from Advanced Disposal requesting residents to select the size of their containers and return their response by December 1, 2014. Carts are provided at no charge to the resident or Town of Somers prior to December 1, 2014. Responses received after December 1, 2014 may result in a charge to the resident for carts.
Important Change: Carts
Garbage and recycling collection has switched to a fully-automated collection for both trash and recycling. This means that a garbage truck will pull up to the curb in front of your residence and by use of a mechanical arm system, pick up, dump, and return your cart(s) to the curb.
Carts Will Be Delivered During The Last Week in December, 2014
Two 96-gallon carts will be delivered to all eligible households: one cart is for garbage and one is for recycling. These carts are provided at no cost to Somers residents. 96-gallon carts will be delivered unless residents selected the smaller 64-gallon carts by notifying Advanced Disposal by December 1, 2014.
Walk Up Service Available to Persons with Qualified Disabilities
In order to assist persons with disabilities who do not have anyone to help them with their chores, the Town of Somers has contracted with Advanced Disposal to provide Walk-Up Service to persons who qualify. Click here to print a Walk-Up Service Exemption Application Form.
Time of Pick-Up
Solid waste pick-up will occur between 6:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. once every week. Recyclables will be picked up on the same day as solid waste once every other week.
Any collections that have to be cancelled due to inclement weather will be collected on the following business day.
The following legal holidays will be observed: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. If the normally scheduled collection day falls on or after the holiday, collection service will occur the next day, including Saturday.
Proceeds of Sale of Recyclables to Town
All proceeds from the sale of the recyclables shall be credited to the Town, less processing fees. We ask that resident recycle at every opportunity and help raise revenue for the Town!
Qualified Recyclable Items
Recyclables shall mean plastics #1-7, glass, cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, aseptic packaging, steel, tin, and aluminum cans.
Electronic Waste Collection
At no additional charge, an annual Electronic Waste Collection will be scheduled at a place and time to be determined. Electronic Waste items include desktop or laptop computers, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers, televisions, computer monitors, computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, hard drivers, computer equipment, radios, video equipment, DVD players, VCR's, DVRs, and cellular phones or other items per Wisconsin State Statute 287.07(5)(a).
Advanced Disposal will provide an annual paper shredding collection at a location of the Town’s discretion. This collection shall be charged to the Town.
Complaints and Service Issues
Advanced Disposal will answer complaints or questions from Town of Somers residents concerning service issues. Please call (262) 679-0860 between 7:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.