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Special Refuse Pickups

May, 18, 2020

The Village understands that residents are dealing with a wide variety of flooding issues as the area has experienced significant and historic rainfalls. According to the National Weather Service, O’Hare airport recorded 3.53 inches of rain on Thursday, May 14, and then an additional 3.57 inches from the storm event on Sunday, May 17. These saturated conditions were the impetus for the flash flooding observed across the western suburbs, southwestern suburbs, and the City of Chicago. The Village knows many residents have flood related refuse that will need to be picked up.

The Village, in partnership with our waste hauler Roy Strom, will be completing special pickups for refuse related to flooding. Residents are asked to place items at the curb (or alley for residents with alley pickups) prior to 7am on their collection day. Items may be put out in advance of this time at the residents’ convenience. Waste stickers are not needed. Roy Strom will pick up items on residents’ regular collection day this week and next week. Residents with a Monday pickup, today, will also be picked up this Wednesday, 5/20.  Please note that next week’s pickups will be delayed one day due to Memorial Day. For COVID-19 related concerns and for the protection of waste haulers, residents are asked to place refuse in garbage bags if at all possible.

The Village will continue to provide flood related updates and best practice information in the coming days. For more information please read the Flooding and Flood Prevention guide