Orland Park Debuts "At Your Door" Collection Service

Orland Park Debuts "At Your Door" Collection Service for Electronics, Motor Oil, Paint, Etc.
Posted on 12/10/2018
Residents Can Schedule Pick Ups for Electronics, Motor Oil, Paint, Batteries, etc. ORLAND PARK, IL (December 10, 2018) – Orland Park is adding to its trash collection service with the introduction of “At Your Door Special Collection Service” beginning January 1, 2019.

The village’s contracted waste hauler, Waste Management, will provide the service to properly dispose of and recycle home generated special materials. Items can include paints, household cleaners, compact florescent lamps (CFL), automotive products, garden chemicals, batteries, electronics and more.

“This is a great service for the residents of the village,” said Trustee Kathy Fenton, chair of the village’s Public Works Committee. “In the past, people have had to hunt for collections to properly dispose of these things and now they’ll be picked up at their homes.”

Beginning January 1, 2019, residents may visit www.wmatyourdoor.com to complete a request form. Requests for pick up can also be made via telephone at (800) 449-7587 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., CST Monday through Friday. This program is limited to village residents only and is not available for businesses.

“All village residents are receiving post cards this week describing what’s accepted and what’s not,” said Public Works Director John Ingram. “Any hazardous materials that we can keep out of landfills is a benefit to the environment. The process is easy, after scheduling online or within a few days of the call, a disposal kit will be mailed to residents.”

Ingram added, “The kit includes a large plastic bag to hold the items. The bag is simply left by the front door for pick-up on the previously scheduled day. Large items such as televisions or microwaves don’t need to go into the bag.”

Acceptable items for pick up include automotive products, including used motor oil, oil filters and batteries; garden chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, weed killers; paint products; household cleaners; swimming pool chemicals; electronics including televisions, computers, monitors; household batteries; florescent tubes and compact florescent lamps; thermometers and thermostats.

“We are looking forward to providing this service for village residents to safely dispose of no longer needed items that simply cannot go to a landfill,” Fenton said.

Waste Management will not pick up biological waste, appliances, ammunition, asbestos, any medicines, pharmaceuticals or radioactive materials. All materials must be in a sealed, labeled container, five gallons or less.