Village’s Annual Curbside Spring Clean-Up Week of April 16

Village’s Annual Curbside Spring Clean-Up Week of April 16
Posted on 03/26/2018

Spring is here and with it comes the Village of Orland Park's yearly Curbside Spring Clean-Up. This year's collection runs April 16-20 and will again be offered on residents' regular garbage pick-up days.

Orland Park's Curbside Spring Clean-Up is held in cooperation with the village's refuse hauler, Waste Management, and will serve more than 22,000 households. Residents are to place all trash and bulk items curbside by 6 a.m. on their pick-up day and in an orderly fashion, i.e. bagged, contained or bundled, with no loose garbage.

"The village is happy to again partner with Waste Management to offer the curbside spring clean-up," said Trustee Kathy Fenton, chair of the village's Public Works Committee. "This will be the fifth year that we've offered curbside pick-up and each year we see an increase in the amount of household items getting disposed of safely and properly."

Residents can dispose of durable goods or household items like microwaves, furniture, textiles, carpets, as well as white goods including washers, dryers and refrigerators. Residents should note that the doors on any white goods and appliances should be removed before being placed at the curb to prevent children from playing on or around them.

"Last year's volume for the clean-up was almost 450 tons," Fenton said. "Thanks to resident participation, over 40 additional tons of garbage was collected, which averages out to about 40 more loads."

Items not accepted during the collection include electronics, i.e., televisions, computers, monitors and printers.

Information on electronics disposal can be found at the 'Refuse, Recycling, Yard Waste' link on the village's website, under the Living in Orland Park tab.

Hazardous wastes, i.e., paints, oils and solvents will not be picked up nor will automotive batteries, gas, asbestos, medical waste. Also excluded are construction and demolition materials - concrete, rock, dirt, engines or large automotive parts or any oversized items that cannot be placed in a compactor type truck. Automobile tires will be picked up, provided the rims have been removed.

If residents have a particularly large item, they should try to break it down into manageable pieces. The trucks can accommodate up to four feet of material. Anything longer than four feet needs to be broken down.

For questions or more information contact Waste Management at 800 964-8988.