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Regular yard waste…Collection of yard waste will begin April 1. Bundled brush no larger than two feet in diameter and four feet in length and yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, shrubs and vines will be picked up on regular collection days. A green yard waste sticker must be attached to each brush bundle, 32-gallon paper bag and rigid container. Stickers are available for $2.35 each from Oak Park grocery and hardware stores and the Cashier’s Office at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. Residents are urged to look for alternatives to bagging yard waste such as mulching mowers, leaf shredders or backyard compost piles. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail

Latex paint exchange…Residents can safely dispose of unwanted, but useable latex paint at the Great Paint Exchange, scheduled for Sat., April 6, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Half–to–full cans of latex paint will be accepted from 9 – 11 a.m. Anyone in need of paint may pick it up from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 708.358.5700 or e-mail

Document shredding…Oak Parkers can help prevent identity theft by shredding documents containing personal information at a free recycling event scheduled for 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., April 27, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Each household is limited to two bags or small boxes. Only items with personal information such as canceled checks, documents containing credit card numbers, social security numbers and medical information will be accepted. Paper materials that can be placed in the recycling cart or bin, such as newspaper, magazines, chipboard or junk mail, will not be accepted. Call 708.358.5700 or for more information.

Old clothing…The Public Works Department has partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to collect clothing and apparel of all types and in any condition from 9 a.m. – noon, Sat., April 27, at the Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd. Items, including shoes, belts, hats, bags, linens and towels, will be sent to developing nations to repurpose. The Epilepsy Foundation also offers residential pickup — visit for more information.