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Yard waste collection ends…Regular yard waste collection will end on Fri., Nov. 27. Yard waste will be picked up by appointment only during the winter months. To arrange a special yard waste pick-up call 708.358.5700 or email

Electronic and hazardous waste…Residents in single-family homes and buildings with five or fewer units can schedule At Your Door special collection of materials such as toxic chemicals and fluids, latex and oil based paint, needles, household cleaners, holiday lights and CFL lightbulbs as well as electronic items like televisions, computers, fax machines, printers and cell phones. The service may be scheduled with a toll-free call to 1.800.449.7587. A collection kit will be mailed that includes instructions on how to package the materials and where to place them for collection. Nearly 90 percent of materials collected are recycled. More information is at

Compostable program…The Village offers a food scrap composting collection program for residential households of up to five units. Participants receive a gray 96-gallon cart for weekly collection of organics, a three-gallon food scrap kitchen pail and sample of compostable bags for food scraps. Both yard waste and food scraps may be placed in the organics cart, eliminating the need to purchase yard waste stickers. Bags for food scraps must be labeled compostable and meet the ASTM 64O0 standards. An organic cart subscription costs $15.30 per month, and new subscribers receive three months free with a one year commitment. Residents can share an organic cart with one other neighbor reducing the monthly cost to $7.65 each. More information is posted at