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If you have a question or concern on how to dispose of something, please call the water department at 815-838-0549 option 3. If you are unsure about something please call before placing it out on the curb for pickup.
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The city has an inclusive contract with Waste Management. Furniture and appliances will be collected on your regular pick-up day however, only one large item will be collected per week.
For branches & brush, the following conditions must be met:
Note: Public Works will be offering branch pick up twice per year. In order to participate in this service, branches must be out on the 1st Monday of May for the spring service; or the 1st Monday of October for the fall service. Please note it may take up to 2 weeks for the branches to be picked up during these service times.
When recycling cardboard or paperboard, if putting in recycling tote please make sure it is flattened. If putting in the trash tote it must also be flattened. Do not take a cardboard box and put garbage or other boxes inside.