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Residential Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection Program

Post Date:02/21/2018 4:21 PM

For more information, contact:
Eric Helm, Deputy City Manager

Crystal Lake – The City is pleased to announce that at the February 20, 2018 City Council meeting, the City Council approved a contract with Prairieland Disposal for unlimited refuse, recycling and yard waste collection services. This new contract will result in decreased rates for residential customers that utilize curbside collection. Prairieland will begin collection services on May 1, 2018.

Prairieland was selected through a competitive request for proposals process. The City initiated this process since the existing contract with MDC Environmental Services is set to expire on April 30, 2018. The request for proposals process allows the City to select refuse haulers through a fair, open and competitive process. While the City’s current hauler, MDC Environmental, submitted pricing, it did not provide the lowest price to continue to provide collection services.

Prairieland Disposal will provide the same scope of services as the current provider. This includes unlimited collection, refuse and recycling totes included in the base rate, collection of one bulk item per week, and no change in collection days.

The following table details the monthly rate changes to take effect on May 1:

Unlimited Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection, including one bulk item per week

Curbside Collection

Current Pricing

Pricing Effective May 1, 2018






Senior Rate (65 or older)





(utilizing curbside collection)




 *Price includes one 95 gallon refuse tote and one 65 gallon recycling tote. Alternate sizes are available.

Prairieland Disposal will deliver new refuse and recycling totes to residents, beginning early April. MDC Environmental Services will collect their totes during the last collection days in April. Please visit the City’s website,, for more information regarding the new rate and additional program information.

Beginning in early April, residents will receive new billing information from Prairieland Disposal to set up their billing account, choose their toter sizes, and select any additional toters and yard waste toters.

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