Springfield, IL 62707
Arwood Waste is a nationwide provider of waste management and portable storage solutions. Based in Springfield, IL., Arwood Waste is the nation’s most trusted privately-owned waste management provider. The professionals at Arwood Waste have more than 30 years experience providing services that include recycling, site clean-up, portable restrooms, compactors, demolition, dumpster rentals, portable storage and curbside pick-up.
From its beginning servicing Springfield, IL. and the surrounding region, Arwood Waste has grown into a national service provider. With a network of more than 10, 000 dumpster, portable toilet, portable storage and demolition contract providers, Arwood Waste can work with homeowners, business owners and general contractors to provide a variety of waste management services.
Arwood Waste is a leader in advanced waste delivery programs, including extensive recycling and hazardous material disposal services. We use many innovative waste recycling and reuse solutions, such as treatment of portable toilet water, cement, cardboard and steel recycling, and other programs that focus on reuse of materials. Arwood Waste believes that waste recycling and reuse programs benefit both the environment and our local community by reducing the impact that waste disposal can have.
Our drivers are equipped with GPS and mobile devices to make sure any Arwood Waste vehicle keeps its delivery schedule. Fully licensed and bonded, our highly-trained professional staff and maintenance department will ensure that the job is done right and that the customer is satisfied.
Arwood Waste – A family business from the very beginning
Arwood Waste began as a father-son team cleanup metal factories in 1984.
The two devised a system to recycle metal from old cranes, tanks and rail systems, helping clear these industrial sites of debris and improve their efficiency. Factory owners noticed their exceptional service and the Arwoods soon expanded their business to including hauling waste from these sites. Their investment in the roll-off trailers needed to handle their expanding workload was the birth of Arwood Waste, which has grown into the largest locally-owned waste hauling business in the Southeast.
Hard work was instilled in the Arwood family from early on. John C. Arwood grew up the son of a coal miner in the foothills of West Virginia, where he was from American Indian descent. There, he learned how to do a hard day’s work and the value of honesty and integrity. After moving his family to Illinois, John C. Arwood worked as a welder, where he learned more about metal recycling and waste management.
John C. Arwood taught his son, John D. Arwood, about metal works and recycling and he was collecting cans and bottles from around the neighborhood for his own recycling drives. That early exposure to the value of waste management stuck with him. John D. Arwood focused his enthusiasm for recycling back into the business, helping grow Arwood Waste into the full-service waste management service provider with business nationwide.
At the heart of the Arwood family business is their faith in Jesus Christ. From their first factory floor cleaning up to the multi-state service they offer today, the Arwood family has always relied on their God to guide them as they’ve grown their business. Through His teachings, the Arwoods have built a family business with a focus on faith that serves to benefit the community.
Garbage Man Day
In today’s modern society, many people take sanitation and waste removal for granted. But it’s through the hard work of sanitation workers everywhere that our society enjoys many of the comforts that it does. Without them, disease, odors and vermin would make the world a much more miserable place to live.
John D. Arwood founded Garbage Man Day to recognize the dedication of the men and women in the sanitation and waste removal industries. Celebrated each year on June 17, Garbage Man Day is a great time to thank your local trash collector or waste removal industry professional for the hard work they do to make our cities, towns and neighborhoods a nicer place. Read more about Garbage Man Day here.