Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Holiday Garbage Schedule 

There will be no garbage/recycling pickup on Thursday, Nov. 23, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. If your normal pickup day is Thursday or Friday, your pickup will be one day later this week.  

Downtown Construction Update

See this final video update for 2017 about the downtown Wheaton streetscape project construction. 

City Offices Closed 

Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. 


Holiday Light Recycling Available

The City's holiday light recycling drop-off program is now available. Bring strands of holiday lights for recycling to the City's Public Works Storage Yard at 820 W. Liberty Drive weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. More information is available on the City's website

Road Closures during Emerson School Turkey Trot 

A number of roads will be temporarily closed during the Emerson School Turkey Trot on Thursday morning. Watch for these road closures between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

Christmas Parade Kicks Off Holiday Season 

Head to downtown Wheaton for the kickoff of the holiday season. The Wheaton Christmas Parade will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, November 24. The parade will start from Wesley Street and Wheaton Avenue, traveling south on Wheaton Avenue, and east on Front Street to Cross Street. Please note these road closures during the parade. 

Visit with Santa Starting Saturday 

Santa will make a stop in downtown Wheaton each Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 25 through Dec. 23. Come visit Santa in his house in Martin Memorial Plaza, located on Front Street just west of Main Street. This free event is provided by the Downtown Wheaton Association.  

Holiday Carriage Rides in Downtown Wheaton 

Take in the festive spirit of downtown Wheaton by enjoying a complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride. These will be available from noon to 3 p.m. each Saturday, Nov. 25 through Dec. 23, provided by the Downtown Wheaton Association. Rides will board from Martin Memorial Plaza on Front Street, just west of Main Street. 

Cooking Oil Recycling at Wheaton Sanitary District 

If you'll be using a lot of cooking oil this week, you can drop off cooking oil to be recycled into biofuel. The Wheaton Sanitary District will be collecting vegetable-based cooking oil from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 25. For more information and other drop-off locations in DuPage County, see the SCARCE website

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Planning Session 

Monday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 
Council Chambers 


Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting 

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. 
Wheaton City Hall 
303 W. Wesley St. 


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