Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule

Garbage pickups for the weeks of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will be one day later than usual for all routes due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays. 

City Offices Closed

City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1. They will reopen on Jan. 2.

Christmas Tree

Note Dates for Christmas Tree Recycling

If you receive service from the City's garbage/recycling hauler, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, crews will pick up live Christmas trees for recycling on your collection day during the weeks of Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 at no charge and with no sticker needed. Please note that collection will be one day later for all pickups the week of Jan. 1 due to the New Year's Day holiday. During this free two-week collection period, place your tree at the curb, and make sure trees are free of all decorations and are not in plastic bags. After the collection period, you will need to attach 1 garbage/organic sticker to a Christmas tree to have it collected.

Holiday Recycling Video

Holiday Recycling Reminders

Find out what you can/can't recycle this holiday season in this short video

Prevent Frozen Pipes

Do you know how to prevent water pipes in your home from freezing or how to thaw them if they do freeze? With cold winter weather here, a few valuable tips can save you the hassle of dealing with frozen pipes:

  • Make sure to insulate pipes in unheated areas or against outside walls and seal any leaks that may let cold air in.
  • Keep your garage door closed if your water meter is in that area.
  • Disconnect your garden hose and shut off the water supply to outside faucets.
  • If the temperature gets extremely cold, open cabinet doors under sinks to allow heat to get to pipes and let a faucet drip at a trickle if possible.

Questions may be directed to the City of Wheaton Water Division at 630-260-2090.

Snow Tip: Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

Just as the City asks property owners to help keep storm sewers near your home clear of leaves and debris, we also ask you to lend a hand if there is a fire hydrant near your property. Please clear snow away from fire hydrants so that the Fire Department can quickly access hydrants in an emergency. For more snow tips, see the City’s website

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

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