Be R.E.D. Recycling Every day

About Us

Complete Sanitation LLC was formed in February 2007 by Co-Owners Patrick and Shawn McDowell. The goal of founding the company was to establish a regional waste and recycling firm with a focus on providing great service at a reasonable cost to the customers. Within the first 7 years of operations, Complete Sanitation has developed into the premier waste and recycling company in their service area by offering exceptional service, cost savings, and full service options to meet and exceed all of their customer’s needs. Complete Sanitation’s dedication to preserving the communities it services has led to an industry leading 33% diversion rate for all of the waste that it collects, meaning that 33% of all of the waste collected is diverted from landfills in the form of co-mingled recycling, e-waste recycling, yard waste recycling, or white good recycling.

Since February 2007 we have created and maintain 18 careers in Plano averaging over $61,000 per year, all of which are filled by local individuals from the areas we service.

Shawn McDowell, CEO: Shawn’s career started in the waste industry as a teenager sweeping shops for a national waste and recycling company. Shawn held numerous positions with this company throughout high school and college ranging from a helper on a garbage truck to a special events coordinator and everything in between. After graduating from Augustana College Shawn was a commercial sales rep for two different independent waste and recycling firms in the Chicago Metro area. Shawn has 17+ years in the industry and is responsible for the day to day business operations of Complete Sanitation.

Pat McDowell, President: Pat’s career started in the waste industry a helper on a garbage truck in 1972. From humble beginnings as a helper on a garbage truck to a senior operations manager in charge of 7 hauling companies, his focus and dedication of providing the best possible service has created a well-rounded approach to handling all aspects of the business. Pat's focus is to execute our maintenance and safety programs as well as to work with local municipalities and Chamber's to consistently expand our market share in the communities we service. Pat has over 40 years of experience in serving the Fox Valley area.

Tom Klatt, Vice President: Tom joined Complete Sanitation in 2009 as an equity investor. Tom has owned and operated numerous successful businesses in the area over the past 40 years. Tom has provided Complete Sanitation with a permanent home in Plano, IL at his 12 acre site where he operates Today Cartage. Tom has been instrumental in providing maintenance, parking, storage, and office space for Complete Sanitation



Residential, Commercial & Industrial

Complete Sanitation currently provides residential waste and recycling service to over 12,000 residential accounts and over 1,000 commercial and industrial accounts.

Our Friendly Staff:

CEO: Shawn McDowell
President: Patrick McDowell
Vice President: Tom Klatt
Operations Supervisor: Kiel Pennington
Office Manager: Amy Whitecotton
Accounts Receivable/Payable: Megan McDowell
Accounts Receivable/Payable: Sheri Cleary
Lead Driver: Brian Harmon
Driver: Damien Walsh
Driver: Ian Adams
Driver: Jake Popp
Driver: Josh Abens
Driver: Michael Meyer
Driver: Nick Salemi
Driver: Tyler Crane
Driver: Mark Williams
Driver: Max Brusveem
Driver: Jared Passero
Helper: Wade Johnson


About Complete Sanitation

Complete Sanitation LLC is a full service waste and recycling hauling company located in Plano, IL. We provide a comprehensive and cost-effective approach for all of your residential, commercial, and industrial waste and recycling needs. We offer full service comingle recycling programs as well as traditional waste removal.

Complete Sanitation operates a modern fleet of eco-freindly collection vehicles that ensures us to provide the most reliable service in the Fox Valley area.