Storm Clean Up Complete

Storm Clean Up Complete
Posted on 06/30/2011

The Village of Orland Park Public Works Department has completed its clean up from the storms that hit the area on June 21.

"Our crews have picked up fallen tree limbs and branches and they removed tree pieces that residents placed at the curb," said Director of Public Works Ed Wilmes.

Since last week's storm, Public Works crews had to take down eleven trees, remove nearly 30 hanging limbs and completed nearly 140 storm related work orders.

Damaged trees have been cut into mulch, which is available free to residents outside of the Public Works gates at 15600 South Ravinia Avenue, near the fuel island. Residents should bring their own containers for the mulch.

"The storm clean up is over and residents should bundle any trees or limbs for pick up on their normal yard waste pick up days," Wilmes said.

Residents with yard waste should use Kraft biodegradable bags or Waste Wheeler Carts. All yard waste materials must be separate from normal household garbage. Bundled trees and brush less than four inches in diameter and 48 inches in length are picked up during the first full week of each month.

Additional information about yard waste disposal or renting or buying a waste wheeler cart is available by calling Waste Management of the South Suburbs at 800/796-9696.