ROCHELLE – Rochelle residents will see some changes in the way trash is collected in the ‘Hub City’ this spring. Program changes apply to single-family homes and apartment buildings with three or less units, within Rochelle City limits.
First, the City of Rochelle has contracted with Northern Illinois Disposal to provide each residence a 95-gallon wheeled trash can with a flip-top lid. Cans will be delivered in late March.
The other major change coming to the trash program is that like recycling, all trash will now be collected at the curb instead of the alley. The City of Rochelle is offering an assistance program to senior citizens or residents with a disability where the trash collection crew will pull the can to the street, dump it, and return it to the side of the house. These households will also have the option to choose a 35 or 65-gallon can. To register for the program, visit cityofrochelle.net/trash or call City Hall (815-562-6161) or RMU Customer Service (815-562-4155). Please sign up by Feb. 15.
Although all trash will need to fit in the can each week, there are additional options for extra trash:
Additional cans are available for rent or purchase through Northern Illinois Disposal. The rental fee is $36 per year with a one-time $25 delivery fee. To purchase an extra can the cost is $75 with a one-time delivery fee of $25. To rent or purchase an additional can, please contact Northern Illinois Disposal directly at 800-930-7321.
The City of Rochelle will offer a free twice-yearly cleanup event where several dumpsters will be in a public space for drop-offs. The events will be announced soon.
Residents are still able to set out one bulk item for collection. This is for items such as a piece of furniture or mattress.