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Pilot carpet recyclng program launched

In an effort to provide a green disposal solution, the Village has teamed up with Indianapolis-based Heritage Recycling LLC to provide curb-side collection and recycling for used carpet and padding.

The pilot program, set to launch on March 1, will be similar to the yard and bulk waste sticker programs currently offered. Stickers will cost $2 each and can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Village Hall, 123 Madison St.

Carpet and padding must be cut or folded into rolls no larger than four feet long and not exceeding 50 pounds each. The rolls should be free of tape, tack strips, nails, knife blades, wet glue and debris, and placed in a dry location such as on or under a porch or in a garage.

Pickup will be scheduled by calling the telephone number or visiting the web site listed on the sticker. Each roll will require three stickers. The discarded carpet and pad will be recycled and turned into new products or used as a fuel source.

For more information about this and other recycling opportunities, call 708.358.5700 or