Republic Services is the solid waste and recycling provider for all residences. It is unlawful to dump or store garbage, trash, or waste in any open lot, street, yard, or other place in the village or to allow garbage and waste to accumulate. No garbage may be kept in any open container accessible to vermin, dogs, or other animals. Trash is collected once per week, using an automated method of collection. To obtain a required trash container, or to report problems with service, call 618-656-6883. No one may knowingly put landscape waste into a container intended for collection or knowingly mix landscape waste with any other material intended for collection. Republic Services also provides curbside recycling services for all single-family residences and/or family units of multiple-family units. Residents are provided a container for use in the curbside recycling program.
The Public Works Department, provides each resident homeowner within the Village one hour of free brush chipping and removal per calendar year. Any time incurred by the village over one hour per calendar will be billed to the resident homeowner at the rate of $50.00 per hour, or any part thereof, for such time as village personnel are at the residential homeowner’s premises. For any brush in excess of chipping capacity – greater than six-inch diameter, or shrubbery which is not able to be chipped – the residential homeowner will be charged a flat fee of $25.00 per tandem truck load for removal.
The Village Emergency Services Disaster Agency is created to prevent, minimize, repair and alleviate injury or damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or from natural or man-made disaster. The ESDA consists of the coordinator and any additional members deemed necessary by the coordinator. The coordinator has direct responsibility for the organization, administration, training and operation of the ESDA. The village also maintains a tornado warning siren system which is deployed in the event of that the village is in the imminent path of an approaching tornado. The system is also tested at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.
Parks and Recreation
The closing hour for all parks and recreation areas is 10 p.m. during May, June, July, and August, except when special authorization allows for an extension of the time for special areas and events. Closing time for all other months is one hour after sunset. No person shall enter or remain in any park after closing hours. Tennis courts and lighted recreational areas are exempt from this closing time and are regulated according to posted rules and regulations on or near the particular area.
Each spring and fall, the village, in conjunction with Republic Services, provides curb-side collection of appliances, furniture, mattress sets, large carpets and other materials. Due to state laws and landfill policies, construction materials, concrete, hazardous waste, yard waste, electronic waste, fluorescent lights, tires, car parts, batteries, railroad ties, CANNOT be accepted. Items should be placed at the curb the night before to ensure collection.