Residents of single-family homes and buildings with five or fewer units can safely dispose of common hazardous household waste and unwanted electronics without a trip to a collection site.
At Your Door service is part of the regular weekly municipal garbage and recycling collection programs billed quarterly on water bills. At-home pickup is offered for materials such as garden chemicals, automotive fluids, paint products and household cleaners as well as electronic items like televisions, computers, fax machines, printers and cell phones.
Residents can schedule the service online at www.wmatyourdoor.com, via email to email@example.com or with a toll-free call to 1.800.449.7587. Residents of multifamily buildings not served under the municipal refuse hauling program are encouraged to contact their building’s refuse service provider about recycling options. Hazardous and electronic waste disposal sites also are listed at www.epa.illinois.gov.
Dumping won’t do…If you have unwanted furniture or other bulk items, do not place them near the curb in the Village parkway or in an alley. Bulk items weighing less than 90 pounds such as furniture and appliances will be picked up with regular garbage collection when two pink refuse stickers are attached to each. Stickers are $2.35 each and available at grocery and hardware stores throughout the Village, including Village Hall, 123 Madison St. More information is posted at www.oak-park.us/refuse.