As you know, Fremont Township has been negotiating for a single waste hauler for unincorporated Fremont Township. The Township Board approved the contract on February 5th and it will go into effect April 1, 2020. 

By March 1, Groot will be notifying you by mail with details of what to do next.

If you currently have Groot as your waste hauler, things will continue as they currently are for you and your bill will be changed to reflect the new rates. Please make sure if you are 65 or older you are receiving the Senior discount. The brochure will tell you how to contact Groot and to ensure the savings.

If you currently have a different waste hauler, please be aware of their ability to service residential waste in Fremont Township ends March 31. The only exceptions to this are for manure pick up. The Estates of Ivanhoe and the Woods of Ivanhoe currently have a single waste hauler and were excluded from this contract as well.

Groot will be delivering recycling and garbage bins, to those that need them from Groot, between March 23 and March 31. Each household will have the opportunity to change from unlimited to limited service or vice versa one time within the first 30 days at no cost. The unlimited cans will be delivered, so if you want to change to the smaller bin, please make sure you call Groot at 847-693-2700 to change prior to them delivering before March 23 so they deliver initially what you want. You are allowed to change your size of carts within the first 30 days to avoid a change fee of $35.00.

For more information, please review the Illinois EPA Interactive Curbside Bin Recycling Guide.

Also check out Lake County’s YouTube video, Recycling Can Be Easy, If You Do It Right.

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