Waste Management collects 3 times the normal amount of yard waste
By Bob Okon firstname.lastname@example.org April 23, 2012 9:34PM
Updated: May 25, 2012 8:05AM
Will County didn’t waste any time getting rid of yard waste this month.
Waste Management collected three times the normal amount of yard waste during its first pickup of the year.
The unusually large volume was attributed to the unseasonably warm temperatures in March. Undoubtedly, people got busy with yard work early this year, and it showed at the curb when the garbage trucks rolled around.
Waste Management reported hauling 1,273 tons of yard waste in Will County during the first pick-up of the year in the first week of April. That compares to 391 tons in the first pick-up of 2011, which was a normal year.
“I can’t remember when we’ve had so much yard waste to collect so early,” said Aaron Johnson, the company’s district manager in Will County, in a statement from Waste Management. Johnson noted that the first pick-up of the year is usually the largest “but we are off to an incredible start.”
A company spokesman said the increased yard waste in Will County was similar to what Waste Management was finding elsewhere.