Curbside recycling is picked up every other week on your usual garbage pick up day.
Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective way for residents to act more sustainably.
- Recycling helps to reduce greenhouse gas emission along with reducing litter around our community.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling is growing into one of the most important forms of Recycling in Illinois
- E-Waste is currently banned from being thrown into landfills across the state. Now electronics manufactures are required to participate in the management of certain devices.
- Items like computers, TV, keyboards, DVD players, and printers are all required to be recycled through participating collectors.
- The Illinois EPA has created a searchable map where you can find collectors near you.
Charles Dryer—Director of Public Works
708-335-9600 ex. 200
3601 W. 183rd Street Hazel Crest, IL, 60429
Yard Waste Disposal
Last day of Operation for 2020 is Saturday, December 5th.
2600 W. 170th Place (near corner of California Avenue and Kaindl Street)
HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Only grass clippings, leaves and hedge clippings will be allowed at the site. No tree branches of any kind will be accepted at the Compost facility.
WHO CAN USE THE FACILITY
- Any Hazel Crest resident with a valid village vehicle sticker. METHOD OF DISPOSAL
PLASTIC BAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED!
- You may bring yard waste in plastic bags but you may not leave them. Most residents either bring yard waste in trash cans or biodegradable paper bags. Either of these methods is acceptable.
This is a separate program provided by the private hauler, Homewood Disposal Service. The collection occurs weekly on Monday which is your regularly scheduled day. The in-tent of this program is to help residents protect the environment by responsibly recycling branch debris. This program excludes: tree trunks, whole bushes or root balls.
Specific guidelines of the program are listed below:
- Branch bundles should be easy to lift by one person.
- Individual branches must not exceed three inches (3") in diameter.
- Each bundle should not exceed one foot in diameter and less than 4 feet in length.
- Pre-paid stickers are not required to be placed on each bundle.
- Branch bundles properly sized and securely tied with biodegradable natural twine should be placed at the curb in front of residence for collection.
Note: The Bundled Branch Collection Program is separate and does not replace the Homewood Disposal Yard Waste Program (grass clippings and leaves). Residents are required to place pre-paid yard waste stickers on each 33-gallon biodegradable yard waste bag.
Christmas Tree Collection
Homewood Disposal Service annually collects Christmas trees during the first two weeks in January. Please place your Christmas trees at the location of your regular collection pickup. Trees must be devoid of any ornaments, tinsel, garland or plastic/fabric bag wrap. Other holiday decorations, such as wreaths and garland may be bagged with garbage and set out as refuse.