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New Educational Video:
"No Wipes Down the Pipes"

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the demand for household cleaning items, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels and toilet paper. As a result, people have turned to alternatives such as so-called "flushable" wipes and other paper products. This can lead to clogged pipes at homes and in smaller sewer systems. 

In this educational video titled "No Wipes Down the Pipes!," Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago President Kari K. Steele demonstrates how various products do not break down or dissolve sufficiently in water, and as a result, those materials can clog pipes in homes and cause sewer backups.

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The Village of Burr Ridge and eWorks reopened their electronics drop off location, at the location located at the Burr Ridge Public Works Facility, 451 Commerce Street, Mon – Fri; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

eWorks will also continue to accept electronics at their location in Elk Grove Village; 1201 Estes; Mon – Fri 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Both locations will also be accepting clothing/textiles.  Items such as: clothing, sheets, bedding, towels and other household textiles are accepted.  No wet or heavily soiled items please.  Also, all clothing/textile items must be bagged.

Additionally, waste haulers and recycling centers have been finding an inordinate number of gloves, masks and other PPE in the recycling stream, these items should be placed in the regular trash.

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REPUBLIC SERVICES (TRASH/RECYCLING) 2020 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Here is the Holiday schedule for 2020:
New Years day Wednesday Jan 1st.  Collection will be on Thursday Jan. 2nd.
Memorial Day Monday May 25th.  Collection will be on Thursday May 28th.
Independence Day Saturday July 4th.  No change on collection day.
Labor Day Monday Sept 7th .   Collection will be on Thursday Sept. 10th.
Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 26th.  No change on collection day.
Christmas Day Friday Dec. 25th. No change on collection day.

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LARGE ITEM PICKUP:

Large item pickup dates are the first Wednesday of the month in April and October.
If you have items that need to be picked up, please have them curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. that morning. All electronics will be accepted, if you are putting out paint cans, please make sure all paint is dried out. You can do this by placing sand, or kitty litter inside the paint can. If you are putting out large appliances with doors, please remove doors for safety reasons.

PLEASE NOTE: IN THE PAST OUR LARGE ITEM PICK-UP HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. THEY WILL NOW BE ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 847-698-3744.
 

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