On Aug. 6, the North Riverside Village Board’s Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks and Garbage Committee is expected to make a recommendation for a new waste-hauling contract.

The village’s previous contract, with Allied Waste, expired June 30. The company granted the village a two-month extension after the village board, on June 4, voted by a 4-2 margin to seek proposals from waste-hauling firms for garbage hauling, yard waste removal and recycling instead of simply extending Allied’s contract.

Allied Waste, formerly BFI, has been North Riverside’s waste hauler for at least two decades.

In response to the request for proposals, North Riverside received four responses – from Allied, Waste Management, Roy Strom and Lakeshore Waste Services.

Village Administrator Guy Belmonte and Trustee Rocco DeSantis, who is chairman of the Streets, Alleys, Sidewalks and Garbage Committee, will interview representatives from the four companies this week.

At the Aug. 6 meeting, the committee will make a recommendation to the village board based on those interviews. The village board is expected to vote to approve a new waste-hauling contract at their meeting on Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at the North Riverside Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave.

-Bob Uphues