Macomb, IL – Waste Management reports the collection of municipal solid waste, or MSW, increased by 2.5 percent in 2009 compared with 2008 levels.
WM's Municipal Marketing Manager, Dave Schaab, says that's a good sign.
He says a trash collection report is one of the strongest economic indicators. When more waste is collected in an area, in this case western Illinois, that means more people are staying home. But at the same time, they're buying things close to home.