**Changes coming to Oreana’s Garbage and Recycling Collection**

The Village of Oreana’s franchise agreement with Advance Disposal, which was purchased by Waste Management, is set to expire July 1st. At the April 19th Village Board Meeting, the board of trustees approved a proposal from GFL (formerly Area Disposal) to take over as Oreana’s Waste Hauling Provider.

As a part of the new agreement, recycling will be collected every other week. This is a nation-wide trend aimed at reducing fuel, wear on equipment, etc. While we would have preferred to keep every week recycling, the cost of doing so was not something the board wanted to agree to.

The monthly charges for weekly collection of trash, landscape waste, and every other week recycling will be $22.00. GFL will directly bill residents on a quarterly basis.

GFL will deliver one 95 gallon cart for trash collection to each resident. An additional 95 gallon cart will be provided upon request for no additional charge. GFL will also provide a recycling cart to residents that request one, or that are currently recycling. More information will be announced (trash day changes, etc) as we get closer to the transition date of July 1st.

We look forward to working with GFL to provide professional and efficient waste collection in Oreana.

Mayor Aaron Keathley