Spring clean-up in the Village of Orland Park dates back decades with residents bringing items to dumpsters placed in different areas of the village.
"The village has offered its spring and fall clean-up programs for years, inviting residents to dispose of normal household garbage in the dumpsters that we'd make available," said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. "We're very pleased to make this service even better and bring it to residents' homes — picking things up curbside," the mayor said.
This year marks the debut of the village's Curbside Spring Clean Up Collection, offered in cooperation with the village's waste hauler, Waste Management.
Orland Park's Curbside Spring Clean Up Collection will be held on residents' regular pick up days the week of April 21, 2014.
"This is a great opportunity for residents to dispose of no longer needed furniture, mattresses and appliances," said Trustee Ed Schussler, chair of the village's Public Works and Engineering Committee. "Curbside pick-up makes it much more convenient for everyone," he said.
Village residents are able to place household refuse, bulk items (chairs, mattresses and couches) and white goods (refrigerators, washers, dryers and water heaters) at their curbs on their regular garbage pick-up days. All items placed at the curb must be normal residential refuse and properly packaged. Proper packaging details can be found on the village's website at www.orlandpark.org under the "Living in Orland Park Refuse, Recycling & Waste" link. The doors on white goods/appliances should be removed before placing at the curb to prevent children from playing on or around them.
Items not included in the village's Spring Clean Up Collection include electronics waste, i.e., televisions, computers, monitors and printers. Hazardous wastes, i.e., paints, oils and solvents will not be picked up nor will automotive batteries, gas, asbestos, medical waste, etc. 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.
Yard waste collection resumes with residents' first April pick up. All yard waste must be properly packaged in Kraft yard waste bags or Waste Management yard waste cart. Sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones and landscape bricks or pavers are not accepted as yard waste.
Further information is available by calling Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.