January  E-News from the City of Elmhurst
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"State of Our City" Mayoral Address
Mayor Morley will deliver his 2019 "State of the City" Mayoral Address at the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Membership Breakfast hosted by Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road, on Tuesday, January 8th from 7:30 - 9:30 am.

Disposing of Holiday Trees & Refuse
Christmas trees will be picked up without a refuse sticker if placed at the curb on your regular refuse collection day during the first and second week in January. After that, a sticker is required. All ornaments, lights, and nails must be removed. Trees may not be placed in plastic bags. Wrapping paper, packing peanuts, garlands, and wreaths may be included with regular refuse. Boxes may be recycled if they measure no more than three feet by three feet, have been flattened, and bagged or bundled.

New Refuse Toter Options
Starting in January, the City of Elmhurst is offering two new options for residents: a 35-gallon refuse toter and a 65-gallon organic waste toter. 
Residents will now have the option to rent a 65-gallon organic waste toter from Republic Services at an initial cost of $17.50 per month. The toter can be used for leaves, grass and other organic waste (including fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.). The organic material will be taken to a composting facility and will not be landfilled. There is no need to  purchase yard waste stickers for the toter each week. 
If residents wish to utilize this service, they need to call Republic Services directly at 708-345-7050. Residents will be billed directly by Republic Services for this program.

January 26 Electronics Recycling Event

The City will host an Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Public Works Facility (985 S Riverside Drive, Elmhurst) from 9 am until 1 pm.  This event is in cooperation with DuPage County. The following items can be recycled at no charge: computers, laptops, DVD players, game consoles, mobile phones, VCRs, mice, scanners, fax machines, keyboards, satellite receivers, copiers, printers, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, servers

Holiday Light Recycling
The City of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Park District are partnering with SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) for the annual holiday lights recycling program will be available until Friday, January 18. Look for the bins with the "Holiday Lights" stickers at these locations.
Acceptable items include Italian mini-lights, traditional lights, extension cords, rope lights, and LED lights in both working and nonworking condition. Lawn ornaments or other holiday decorations will not be accepted. 

Snow Removal Procedures 
Following a snowfall, main roads are cleared first, followed by neighborhood streets and other less-traveled roadways. Snow is typically removed from the center to the curb in a series of four passes. Please wait until city crews have completed their work before clearing your driveway approach because it is not possible to complete plowing without pushing some snow onto driveway approaches.


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Jim Grabowski
City Manager

City of Elmhurst
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