Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 25, 2015 but the weekend leading into the US Federal Holiday – referred to as Memorial Day Weekend – has become a time for remembrance. The Flood Brothers’ family along with neighbors and friends remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Friday, May 22 :: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday :: 8:00 am - noon
Monday, May 25, 2015 :: CLOSED
Tuesday – Friday :: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
All scheduled pick-ups will be one day later, if you receive residential service on Friday customers will be serviced on Saturday this upcoming week. Saturday customers will remain the same, but may have a delayed pick-up time. Commercial and industrial services will be made-up prior to the end of the week.
(Exception) Oakbrook Terrace residents will be collected Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
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Welcome Village of Riverside residents to the family of Flood Brothers! As of June 1, 2015, we will be your new waste and recycling service provider! We are very excited that we have been given the opportunity to serve you, and are committed to consistently exceeding your expectations! We are diligently working behind the scenes today with the Village of Riverside to ensure a smooth transition.
Flood Brothers’ mission is to provide industry-leading solid waste and environmental services that exceed our customers’ highest expectations. We offer a safe, respectful and rewarding workplace for our employees as we continue to develop a company dedicated to excellence, environmental responsibility and ethical behavior.
There will be NO CHANGE to the placement of your containers (toters) for pick-up. As before, on your scheduled day, all containers (toters) will be picked up where they currently are. If you are currently collected in the alley, this will remain. If you are currently collected curbside or have back door service, this will also remain. If you would like back door service (additional charge), please fill out the form that you received in your residential packet or contact our office at (630) 261-0400.
Flood Brothers will be delivering waste containers (toters) to all residents, (a 65-gallon toter), the week of May 25th. We expect to be completed with all deliveries by Wednesday, May 27th. You do not need to me home to accept delivery, we will simply place our toters next to your driveway or in the alley way if that is where your cart is to be collected. If you do not have a Village issued recycling toter, and will require one from Flood Brothers, please call our office at (630) 261-0400 to arrange delivery of a recycling toter.
It is our goal in partnership with the Village of Riverside, to make this transition as seamless as possible. We feel privileged to have been chosen to serve you and your community, and look forward to building a positive relationship with you as we continue to serve Riverside for years to come.
If you have any questions about your service, please do not hesitate to contact one of our customer support team members at (630) 261-0400.
In case you didn't know, kids LOVE trucks -- especially garbage trucks? And who wouldn't? Garbage trucks and disposal equipment are not only huge and pretty cool on their own, but also keep our neighborhoods clean.
One of our proud drivers, Ronald Lewis, was happy to haul out to Pingree Grove, IL and hang out with kids and parents this year at the "Touch-a-Truck" event. Ronald was prepared with some goodies, too -- the mini Flood Brothers recycling containers were especially popular. "It was a lot of fun talking to parents and showing kids around the truck," said Ronald. "It was great to see them so excited!"
Other participants of Touch-a-Truck included a cool flame-painted UPS truck, the Pingree Grove Fire Department, and the U.S. Marines.
Are you doing a Touch-A-Truck event in your area? Let us know! See more photos of the event on our Flickr page where you can also get a glimpse of the garbage truck interior, driver seat, and controls!
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Here at Flood Brothers Disposal, we treat our employees and drivers like family, just like we have been for over 80 years. Each month, we hope to honor one of our onsite employees, who handle a variety of tasks covering all that it takes to run a family-owned disposal and recycling service here in Chicagoland. We also plan to bestow this honor each month on one of our devoted drivers, who have a tough but rewarding job keeping our neighborhoods squeaky clean.
Without further ado, let's announce our Employee of the Month for April 2015: Richard Baskall!
Richard works in the Flood Brothers Disposal call center and has handled our customers concerns with great care. Our customers will even ask directly to speak to Richard whenever they call. He has recently started on the road to what he calls a "healthy lifestyle" and has lost over 50 pounds -- Richard runs and exercises 5 days a week -- which adds to his amazing positive attitude. His devotion has really brought up the morale of our office staff, who can now be seen jogging and lifting weights instead of working. We kid, but congratulations Richard on being an awesome member of the Flood family.
Our Driver of the Month for April 2015 is Jim Dumper!
Jim has been with Flood Brothers for the last 4 years, and is an accident-free driver. He brings fun to his job by wearing silly costumes from time to time and really engaging with our customers. As a result, he not only provides the best service, but our customers love him! He's so well-loved, in fact, that on one occasion Flood Brothers started with just one house on a certain block, and not soon after every house switched over, just to have Jim be their pickup driver! Jim also likes to long distance run in his off time.
Please join us in thanking these great guys for their service, and feel free to contact us if you have a favorite driver or employee to nominate!
1. Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights or LEDs.
2. Turn down the thermostat 3 degrees in the winter and up 3 degrees in the summer.
3. Inflate car tires to improve gas mileage.
4. Wash and rinse clothes in cold water and line dry.
5. Walk, bike, carpool, or take public transit.
Visit dupageco.org/cooldupage for more information and tips!
CAROL STREAM – Students from Community Consolidated School District 93’s Western Trails Elementary School dug in with Flood Brothers Disposal on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to celebrate Earth Day and the two organizations’ commitment to composting by planting two trees at the school.
Eighty Western Trails fourth and fifth grade students, including many from the school’s student council, heard from Western Trails Principal Julie Tobin, Village of Carol Stream Trustee Rick Gieser, and Brian Flood of Flood Brothers about the importance of caring for the earth, recycling, and composting.
“It’s important for these kids to learn the importance of caring for the environment. We want to help them see that what they throw in the garbage has an impact. We used compost from our pioneering BioBin program and I think they were surprised to hear it’s made up of food and other biodegradable waste we have collected,” said Brian Flood, co-owner of Flood Brothers.
The students then had the opportunity to use fresh Flood Brothers compost to plant one of the trees. Flood Brothers also gave students eco-friendly reusable bags containing fresh compost with worms and directions for students to start composting at home.
“I thought it was cool that we got to plant our own tree and that we learned how to make our own compost,” said 5th grade student council member Emma Palermo. “This will help me compost at home.”
The students were already familiar with the concept of composting, as in March the school became the first in the area to start separating items for composting in its lunchroom.
The school has added compost bins and liquids containers to the trash and recycling bins that were already in place. During their lunchtimes, students have learned about the benefits of composting and what goes in each bin from staff, fellow students, and other volunteers. Rather than ending up in a landfill, the compostable items are composted naturally into nutrient-rich soil, just like the compost soil that student used to plant the tree and received from Flood Brothers at the ceremony.
Prior to introducing composting in the lunchroom, Western Trails student council members performed a waste audit and found that on a given day more than 80 percent of the lunchroom trash - about 260 pounds worth - was compostable. Composting at Western Trails could keep more than 47,000 pounds of garbage out of landfills and turned into soil instead during a given school year.
“This is just a great way to help our community,” said Palermo.
This year, Flood Brothers Disposal was ecstatic to be able to sponsor our friends at Lurie Children's Hospital this Earth Day week. We donated over 500 re-usable bags! We try to be more than just a garbage disposal and recycling company -- this is just one of many ways we work to actively make our communities a better place.
Learn more about Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Earth Day is on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Pingree Grove Cares is asking people to go out this weekend for the Village Wide Cleanup. It’s a family-friendly event, so grab your love ones, including friends and neighbors to clean up Pingree Grove’s parks and common areas. The community center has donated bags and plastic gloves and Flood Brothers donated garbage pickup sticks to help the effort. There are also extra trash bins by the ball fields also donated by Flood Brothers.
Thank you for supporting this great cause to help clean up Pingree Grove.
We were so proud to be mentioned in Schaumburg's Sustainable Future blog for our revolutionary Bio-Bin vermicomposting program.
Flood Brothers Chicago Goes Green with Vermicomposting
Says author Nida Mufti:
I was curious to learn how the testing phase was going and contacted Brian Flood, owner of Flood Brothers. One of the reasons Mr. Flood and his company started composting is “because everybody wants to get out of the regular way of disposing trash.” It was important for the company to make strides forward by offering services to divert food waste from landfills. Mr. Flood stated, “The testing phase is going well. We realized [the] breakdown is more difficult than we thought; it’s a slow process, but it’s going very well. We’ve been working with food processor companies to improve methods and in just one month we’ve been able to keep 10 tons of food waste out of the landfill.”
Read the full story here.
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SPRING CLEANING Recycling Event
If you’re ready to do some spring cleaning, start gathering items for the upcoming Recycling Extravaganza, a popular annual event where you can drop off many items not accepted through curbside recycling service.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, the commuter parking lot at Liberty Drive and Carlton Avenue in Wheaton will be transformed into a maze of cars with drop-off stations and volunteers ready to unload your stuff. Have an old washing machine, car batteries, electronics, bicycles, cooking oil, eye glasses, swing sets, clothing buttons or any of the other items listed below? This event accepts all of these for either recycling or reuse.
The Recycling Extravaganza is run by Wheaton’s Environmental Improvement Commission, and volunteers are greatly appreciated. To volunteer, groups or individuals high school age or older can call 630-690-1237 or 630-653-8776.
Chere HERE on what to bring or not to bring!