Advanced Disposal Refuse Collection
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, regular collection dates on Thursday or Friday will be pushed back one day.
The final brush collection of the year will begin on Monday, November 30, for both sides of town. Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday. For more information about the program, please click here or call 630-454-2400.
2015 Residential Leaf Collection Program
The completion of the last leaf collection for the east side of town was put on hold last Friday, November 20, so crews could prepare our trucks and equipment for the snow storm that occurred on Saturday. There is a small area shown on our Leaf Collection Progress Map that has not yet been completed. These streets are visible in orange if we haven’t started them or yellow if we have started but they are incomplete. All areas shown in green have been completed. The third and final leaf collection for the west side that was tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, November 23, was put on hold. If temperatures rebound around Thanksgiving and melt the snow, we plan to make an effort to work on leaf collection for the remaining east side streets and then go back to the west side during the week of November 30, but this is not guaranteed or definite. Resuming the leaf collection will also depend upon whether or not there is additional winter precipitation. As part of our program, yard waste bags containing leaves only will be collected by Advanced Disposal without stickers on your regularly scheduled refuse collection dates during the month of December; stickers for yard waste will still be required through November 30. Please refer to the City’s website for details about alternate measures that can be used to dispose of your leaves. We will also be posting an update on the website next Monday regarding the status of leaf collection. Please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400 with any questions. City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Fox and the Turkey Races
Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 7:00am – 10:30am.
The Fox and Turkey Races will be held Thanksgiving morning, which will require Houston St. to be closed to vehicle traffic from N. Island Ave to Rte. 31 in the downtown business district. This is an “open road” race with approx. 2400 runners registered for this event. The race will have a youth 1 mile run that starts at 7:30 a.m. and an adult 4 mile run that starts 8:15 a.m. Runners will start on Houston St. / Island Ave. running Westbound across Rte. 31 (N. Batavia Ave.)
Police Officers will stop vehicle traffic intermittently to allow runners safe passage across Rte.31/Houston St. Runners will continue into the residential areas of the Northwest quadrant of the City, to include crossing McKee St. and N. Van Nortwick Ave. a various points.
Expect increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the downtown business district during this event. Motorists please use caution and be on the lookout for runners during these time frames, especially at the intersection of Rte.31 (N. Batavia Ave.) and Houston St.