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Posted on: June 23, 2009

[ARCHIVED] Special Trash Collection To Assist Residents Sustaining Flood Damage

A special trash collection to assist residents sustaining flood damage from last Friday’s storms will begin in designated areas on regular weekly trash collection days Wednesday, June 24. Service will run through Friday, July 3.

Prepaid refuse and appliance stickers will not be required to dispose of flood damaged debris. The designated areas included in this special collection are:

Wednesday Pick-Up Area
1. The area bordered by National Street to the north, Raymond Street to the west, extending south to Hammond Avenue, bordered by Villa Street to the east extending south to Bluff City Boulevard.
2. The area bordered by South Worth Avenue to the West, Larkin Avenue and Highland Avenue to the north extending east to Union Street, north of South Street.
3. The area bordered by South Street to the west and State Street (Rt. 31) to the east, Standish to the north and Route 20 to the South.

Thursday Pick Up Area
1. South Aldine Avenue from Larkin Avenue to South Street.
2. Van Street from Worth Avenue to North Melrose Avenue.

Residents are asked to observe the following guidelines to ensure collection:
Loose trash items must be containerized in plastic bags or cans no larger than 40 gallons in capacity and not exceeding 45 pounds in weight. Items such as wood and carpet should be tied into secure bundles/rolls up to 45 pounds and no larger than 2’ x 5’.

Yard Waste
Yard waste must be bagged in paper yard waste bags or tied into secure bundled up to 45 pounds and no larger than 2’ x 5’.

Bulk Items
Bulk items such as televisions, furniture and tires should be placed out intact. Remove motor oil and gasoline from items such as grills and lawnmowers before placing them out for collection.

A maximum of two major appliances will be collected per household without a sticker. Major appliances include: refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, stoves, dishwashers and hot water heaters. For safety reasons, please remove doors from appliances prior to placing them out for collection.

Unacceptable Items
Hazardous materials such as paint, pesticides, automotive batteries, gasoline, used oil and computer monitors will not be collected. Contact the City’s Household Hazardous Waste

Hotline at 1-800-HHW-PKUP to learn how to dispose of these items free of charge. Computer monitors and other electronic waste may be recycled free of charge at the Kane County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off, located at the Kane County Circuit Clerk Building, 540 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. – noon.

If a home is not located in one of the designated areas and there is flood damage debris to dispose, please contact the Elgin Public Works Department at (847) 931-6082.

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