Homewood Disposal - About Us

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Learn more about Homewood Dipsosal; how we started, how we've expanded, and what services we can offer you!

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Homewood Disposal - About Us

  1. 1. A family owned business for over 50 years, Homewood Disposal has grown from a small scavenger company to a full range solid waste, transportation, recycling, and disposal service company. 1956 The beginning of Homewood Disposal (then called Homewood Scavenger). With a fleet of just three trucks, we picked up gar- bage from residents in Homewood. Our first office stood behind a men’s clothing store on Dixie Highway in Homewood, IL.
  2. 2. 1960's Joining Forces. In conjunction with another local company, Star Disposal, out of Park Forest, IL we offer our first roll-off dump- sters. This is the first of a number of com- panies that Homewood will merge with over the years (others include, Nuway Dis- posal, Tinley Park Disposal, A&J Disposal, Sexton Disposal, Kankakee Disposal, Ser- vice Sanitation, Arrowaste and most re- cently, Heartland Disposal).
  3. 3. 1970's We’ve Moved! With a growing fleet and staff, we move into a bigger space a few blocks away in East Hazel Crest, IL. Our service area has now grown to include Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, and Will Counties.
  4. 4. 1980's Let’s Build. Now servicing many rapidly growing communities, it is necessary for us to operate our own transfer station. This was a huge step for us. When it was completed, it allowed us to dump our trucks at our own facility.
  5. 5. 1990's How else can we help you? Our list of services has tripled since our beginning. In 1990 we introduced our first curbside recycling program in the Village of Homewood. 1994 brought the start of our Spe- cial Hauling division, and in 1996 we started our Street and Parking Lot Sweeping program.
  6. 6. 2000 Going Green in a Big Way! This year we installed our state-of-the art recycling facility. This facility allows us to sort recyclable material by type and prepare it for the market.
  7. 7. 2001 This year, Homewood Disposal partnered with Indiana portable restroom company, Service Sani- tation, Inc. Service Sanitation was already a suc- cessful restroom company servicing the Chicago- land area. This made for a great addition to our list of services.
  8. 8. 2005 Home Sweet Homewood. After operating out of East Hazel Crest, IL for more than 30 years, we made the move back to Homewood with the construction of our corporate head- quarters.
  9. 9. 2008 Here to Stay. We now have over 500 employ- ees and a fleet of 200 trucks to service our customers. Homewood Disposal is proud of its history and ability to remain in the fore- front of this increasingly complex industry. All of this has been made possible by the in- tegrity and hard work of the high quality indi- viduals that make up the Homewood Disposal family of employees.

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