Village Again Offers Curbside Spring Clean Up Week of April 18

Village Again Offers Curbside Spring Clean Up Week of April 18
Posted on 03/16/2016

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 during the week of April 18, 2016.

Residents can dispose of durable goods or household items like furniture, textiles, carpets, as well as white goods including washers, dryers and refrigerators. 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.

“This is one way we hope to encourage residents to properly dispose of household items they no longer want or need,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “The village is happy to be able to offer this service for the third year in a row and at no additional cost to residents.”

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.

“Our residents’ participation last year resulted in an additional 95.5 tons of trash being collected by Waste Management,” said Trustee Mike Carroll, chair of the village’s Public Works Committee. “On average, that would be at least 14 to 15 additional garbage truck-loads for the week.”

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, Reuse, Recycling 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.