Village’s Annual Curbside Spring Clean-Up Week of April 17

Village’s Annual Curbside Spring Clean-Up Week of April 17
Posted on 03/27/2017

Spring is here and with it comes the Village of Orland Park's yearly Curbside Spring Clean-Up. This year's collection will again be offered on residents' regular garbage pick-up days the week of April 17-21, 2017.

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 Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "This will be the fourth year that we've offered curbside pick-up and each year we see an increase in the amount of household items getting safely and properly disposed of."

Residents can dispose of durable goods or household items like 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 445 tons," said Trustee Mike Carroll, chair of the village's Public Works Committee. "Thanks to resident participation, 40 additional tons of garbage were collected, which averages out to about five more loads."

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

Information on disposal of electronics 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.

Further information is available by calling Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.