Is my trash fee increasing?

Service fees, as with everything, have increased. Therefore, the Town is reviewing fees and exploring new ways to manage the overall cost increases, and these automated systems will mean reduced overall costs for the Town and residents relative to the existing system.  

The new contract entered into with Ray’s Trash in 2022 increased the per household per month cost from approximately $8.95 to $15.87.  This was a significant increase for Plainfield, but still less than what many neighboring communities pay for trash and recycling services.  WM assumed the contract from Ray’s and is now working with the Town to reduce that overall cost.  The move to automated service will reduce the Town’s cost to approximately $14 per household per month.    

Please keep in mind that residents contribute $1 per household toward recycling through utility bills. The remaining amount is covered using general tax revenues. 

While ongoing cost review will continue with more information in the coming months, this automated system has become the standard for waste disposal. 

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1. Do I have to visit one of the five cart sites to make my selection?
2. How do I make my cart-size selection?
3. Do residents have to pay for the carts?
4. How frequently will my recyclables be picked up?
5. How will I differentiate my waste collection cart from my recycling cart?
6. What should I do with my old Ray’s Trash bin and tote?
7. What should I do with my privately-owned trash bins?
8. What if I do not want to participate in the recycling program?
9. Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my collection service?
10. If residents would like additional carts, because they have more waste than 1-cart, what is the process of getting additional carts?
11. I live outside of Town limits, what does this program mean for me?
12. I do not have room in my garage for these carts, and my HOA does not allow carts to be stored outdoors. What should I do?
13. Is my trash fee increasing?
14. What if I do not see my question on this list?
15. How will residents dispose of their yard trimmings?