theresa.galan's picture
Feedback Idea for Westbury Park Townhomes

We need more trash facilities. I think that either we need to change the scheudle of our dumpster pick-up, increase the number of dumpsters, or increase the number of pick-ups. Everytime the dumpster is emptied, the trash that was overflowing on top of the dumpster is knocked off and is not picked up by the trash company. I see the maintenance men putting the trash back into the dumpster making it already half full. Every weekend the dumpster is disgraceful and in violation of Champaign ordinance. I think we likely need more than one dumpster for a group of 42 townhomes. The last rental facility I lived in had 1 dumpster for every 36 1-2 bedroom apartments and we have 42 3-bedroom townhomes with families. Could we get another dumpster in the second parking area?

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ahalstead McKinley Employee

Thanks for the suggestions Theresa. I am talking to our disposal service to come up with solutions. Please do not hesitate to give me a call to discuss this more- or if there is anything else you need.

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marcialynnkrause

We used to have a second dumpster in the second parking area, but McKinley removed it. It would also be nice if the trash company didn't put the two lids down because they are difficult to lift if you are short or disabled.

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marcialynnkrause

I talked to someone in the office about this on 5/26 and they said they would call me on 5/27 to tell me how they are coming with the bids, but they never did.

Hopefully, this can be resolved soon because the dumpster was overflowing over the holiday weekend.

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ahalstead McKinley Employee

I am working with the waste disposal company on getting a larger dumpster. I am also request they have one with the sliding doors on the sides so that those who cannot reach the top- can still dispose of trash into the dumpster.

Marcia-

I am sorry that you did not get a call back. I am not sure who you talked to- but please feel free to give me a call today.

Thanks,

Amy

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ahalstead McKinley Employee

Teresa-

Thanks for your feedback! We did increased the size of the waste receptacle hoping that would solve the issue. I will talk to them again about putting a receptacle in the other parking area. One of the concerns that had been expressed was that we would end up loosing a couple of parking spaces. Maybe there is another solution. I will get to work on finding out.

I truly appreciate neighbors like you that share concerns with us so that we can address them. We want Westbury Park to be a great place to live.

I will touch base with you when I hear back from our wast management provider.

Thanks Again!

Amy Halstead