Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 Tire Amnesty

Tires are a staple of modern society, however it has become one of our largest solid waste headaches. This nuisance extends especially to our roadside ditches. Violators “fly dump” their unwanted tires, creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes, flooding and maintenance concerns for the Road District, not to mention an unsightly landscape. In response, we created […]

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2017 Paving

The paving project for the summer of 2017 will take place in the northwest portion of the Township within The Howe Terrace Subdivision.  The roads that are affected are Howe Terrace, Pheasant, Grace and Linder Lanes, Arlington, Prospect, Hawthorne and Hawk Drives,  Briar Place, Roth Avenue and Oak Court.  Additionally, new street and traffic signs will be installed to meet […]

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2017 Yard Waste Pick Up

Beginning April 3, 2017, we will resume our yard waste program by picking up the kraft paper lawn and leaf bags.  This service will continue through November 21st, 2017. In Late March, we will deliver to every unincorporated home 56 yard waste stickers.   These stickers are to be used on yard waste bags that you […]

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2017 Compost Availability

In order to build a great garden or lawn a solid foundation needs to be established.  This can be done by adding compost.  Compost is simply a decayed organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead plants and grass clippings. It is rich in nutrients that aid in plant growth and make a great soil additive.  […]

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Open Burning

Part of autumn that many in the Midwest have come to reminisce is the smell of burning leaves broadcasting thru the countryside. However, burning leaves and other landscape materials may be regulated thru local municipalities, as written by the Illinois Environmental Protection agency “It depends on the local laws and ordinances as units of local […]

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Urban Runoff

We are fortunate to live near the Great Lakes, which is the largest group of fresh water lakes on the planet and represent 84% of North America’s surface freshwater. Urban runoff is threatening these bodies of freshwater and public awareness needs to be present and heightened. Urban runoff pollution comes from neighborhood streets, ditches, storm […]

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Electronic Recycling

Since 1999, SWANCC has provided environmentally responsible recycling for end of life computers and electronics.  According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.gov) – since the late 1990s, electronics or E-Waste has been the fastest-growing component of the municipal waste stream.  Additionally, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC.org) cautions that some of the materials […]

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