Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions
RATES AND BILLING QUESTIONS
1. What are the trash rates?
The rates that you will be charged will depend on which
type of service you are currently being billed for. All of the
single and multi-family rates will remain constant for the
8-year life of the contract with no rate increases.
Following are the quarterly rates that will be billed to
residents, starting with the June 2007 bill, from Rizzo
- Single Family
- Curbside $45.98
- Doorside $92.00
- Inside $108.00
- Multi-Family (Condominiums & Apartments)
- Attached (Individual) $39.96
- Detached (Individual) $44.95
- Detached – Doorside $91.97
- Multi-Family Common $30.96
Following are the quarterly dumpster rates that will be
billed, starting with the June 2007 bill, from Rizzo Services.
These rates reflect a substantial reduction in price from what
was being billed in the past.
- Apartment Dumpster Service (These rates are quarterly,
per dumpster, one load per week)
- 2 Cu. Yard Dumpster $105.00
- 3 Cu. Yard Dumpster $114.00
- 4 Cu. Yard Dumpster $126.00
- 6 Cu. Yard Dumpster $150.00
- 8 Cu. Yard Dumpster $174.00
- 40 Cu. Yard Dumpster (rate is per load) $425.00
2. How often will I be billed?
Your billing schedule will remain unchanged. You will
receive a quarterly bill from Rizzo Services one month prior
to each service period. You should receive your bills at the
beginning of June, September, December and March. Rizzo
Services will administer all billings; if you have any
questions or concerns regarding your bills, you can reach them
3. What payment options do I have?
Send check by mail
Pay with credit card over the phone
Set up automatic bill payment
Pay online by clicking here
If you have any questions regarding making a payment,
please call Rizzo Services at 866.772.8900.
4. Who do I make my payments out to?
All checks should be made payable to: "Rizzo Services" (NOT
Bloomfield Township SWF) and mailed to:
7124 Solution Center
Chicago, Il 60677-7001
5. How do I receive one free month of service?
In June of each year residents will have the opportunity to
prepay for 11 months of service and receive the 12th month
free. In order to receive the discount, residents must send
payment for the full 11 months of service with their June
bill. The complete payment must be received by June 30th of
each year. Late or incomplete payments will not be accepted to
receive the discount.
6. Can I turn off my trash service?
Per the Solid Waste Ordinance No. 577, trash service for
all residential units in the Township must be contracted by a
single, solid waste hauler and so trash service can not be
permanently turned off nor can residents contract with an
alternate hauler. In order to accommodate resident’s needs as
best as possible, the Township has negotiated the ability for
residents to suspend their service when they will be away and
not using the service for a minimum of one month to a maximum
of three months.
7. How can I suspend my trash service?
There are two ways in which residents can suspend their
1) An extended leave suspension will be granted for any
resident that will be away from their home and not using trash
service for a minimum of one month to a maximum of three
months. The resident simply has to call Rizzo Services and
inform them that they will be away and for how long. Rizzo
will deactivate your account for up to a maximum of three
months. If at any time during the suspension there is trash
placed out for pickup, Rizzo will collect the trash and will
automatically reactivate the account and billing will begin
2) A suspension of service will also be granted to those
homes that are deemed to be unlivable due to either
construction or demolition. In order to receive this
suspension, proof of construction or demo, such as the
building/demo permits, must be provided to Rizzo. The
homeowner may reactivate the trash service at any time. Rizzo
will automatically reactivate the service if trash is placed
out for pickup at any time.
Solid Waste Exemption Request Form
8. Is there a discount for seniors?
There is a $1 discount, per month, for seniors. Please
contact Rizzo to inquire.
ROUTE AND SERVICE QUESTIONS
1. Is there any limit to how much trash I can put out per
No, there is no limit on the quantity of household trash
that you put out each week so long as it is all contained and
2. Is there a bulk item (furniture, mattresses,
appliances, etc.) pickup?
Yes, Rizzo will collect bulk items every week on your
normal trash day. No special arrangements are required and
there is no extra fee.
3. How do I dispose of a fridge or freezer?
DTE offers a paid recycling program for residential
customers with a unit in working condition between 10-30
cubic feet. Contact DTE for details at 866.796.0512.
Rizzo will pick up a fridge or freezer on your normal
trash day, at no extra charge. Please contact Rizzo with at
least 24-hour notice and remove the doors before placing at
the curb. Rizzo will not collect them if the doors are not
4. Is there a container size limit?
Yes, all trash containers in the Township must be no larger
than 32 gallons.
5. How do I prepare yard waste for pickup?
Collection begins the week in which March 15th falls
through the second week of December every year. Leaves
and lawn clippings will need to be placed in paper yard waste
bags, available at your local hardware store, or placed in
32-gallon containers marked "yard waste" or "compost". Compost
stickers are available from Rizzo or at the Township offices.
Any limbs or branches over 2 inches in diameter and less
than 6 inches will be picked up with the solid waste and need
to be cut to 4 ft. in length, tied and bundled, not exceeding
60 lbs per bundle.
6. How do I get a Recycle Bin?
Bins are provided by Rizzo Services, free of charge. To
have one delivered to your home simply contact Rizzo at
7. What can I put in my recycle bin?
flyer outlining what is accepted for recycling can be viewed
by clicking here.
This list includes an expanded assortment of plastics that
will now be accepted.
8. What holidays may affect my trash pickup?
The following holidays may push back your trash day by one
Click here to see the current schedule.
9. How do I dispose of Christmas trees?
Christmas trees may be put out for trash pickup for up to 3
weeks after the Christmas holiday. Please just place them out
on your normal trash day.
10. How do I dispose of medical sharps?
Medical sharps can be placed in any puncture proof
container, such as an empty detergent bottle or coffee can,
and placed in your recycle bin for proper disposal. Please
make sure to label your containers as "MEDICAL SHARPS" and
ensure the lid is on securely. Rizzo also offers sharps
containers that can be delivered to your home at a cost per
container. Please contact Rizzo at 866.772.8900 if you would
like to order one of these containers.
11. How do I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?
The Township and Rizzo Services will sponsor two drop-off
days per year, always the first Saturday in May and the first
Saturday in October. Please
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