The Village of Morton Grove made public the following press release, issued by Lakeshore Waste Services early Friday evening:
"Lakeshore Waste Services has informed the Village of Morton Grove that it will not pursue previously discussed plans to develop a waste transfer station on property adjacent to its corporate headquarters in the community.
“'We continue to believe that a waste transfer station would be a compatible and acceptable land use in Morton Grove, given the proposed industrial park location and the strict environmental regulations that would govern its operations,' said Josh Connell, president of Lakeshore Waste Services. He noted that waste transfer stations are located near residential areas in communities throughout Cook County.
“'I respect the public process and community involvement, and was fully prepared to begin meetings with residents in advance of submitting an application for a transfer station. Unfortunately, it became clear that an open, factual dialogue was going to be difficult to achieve.'
Connell left open the possibility of approaching the community about another business use for the property adjacent to its corporate headquarters at 6132 W. Oakton Street. Connell said he did not have a specific timetable, but that Lakeshore would reach out to the Morton Grove community to engage in fact-finding about a potential alternate concept before submitting it to the Village.
Established in 2001, Lakeshore Waste Services has been based in Morton Grove since 2010. The company is an independently owned and operated waste and recycling hauler serving Chicago and its suburbs."