Holiday Garbage Schedule
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will not be collecting garbage, recycling and yard waste on Thursday, Nov. 22. Pickups will be one day later for Thursday and Friday routes during the week of Thanksgiving.
City Offices Closed
Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23.
Living Wheaton Christmas Parade is Next Friday
The Downtown Wheaton Association invites the community to welcome the coming of Christmas with the Living Wheaton Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Stick around until the end because someone special and jolly pays his first visit to Wheaton! The parade begins at Wesley Street and Wheaton Avenue, heading south toward Front Street. Then, it heads east on Front Street, ending at Cross Street. A tree-lighting ceremony in the new Martin Memorial Plaza on Front Street will precede the parade.
Visits with Santa & Holiday Carriage Rides
From noon to 3 p.m. each Saturday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 22, children can come pay Santa a visit as he gets ready for Christmas at Martin Memorial Plaza, 134 W Front Street. Also offered for all ages are free carriage rides around downtown Wheaton, starting from Martin Memorial Plaza. These events are organized by the Downtown Wheaton Association.
Cooking Oil Collection After Thanksgiving
From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 25, the Wheaton Sanitary District, 1S640 Shaffner Road, will be collecting used liquid cooking oil (no bacon grease or other solid animal fats) to be recycled into biodiesel. This is a one-day event with the goal to make it easier for residents to properly dispose of their leftover or expired liquid cooking oil. All cooking oil must be dropped off in a sealed container. Containers will not be returned. No bacon grease or other solid animal fats will be accepted. This collection is for vegetable-based oil only.
Changes Coming to Electronic Recycling Program
Starting in January, the types of items being accepted at the monthly electronic recycling drop-off will change due to state legislation involving electronics companies. The following items will not be accepted at the monthly events: small appliances such as toaster ovens, coffee pots or microwaves; household batteries; stereos/radios.
You will still be able to drop off computers, computer equipment, televisions (a fee applies to recycle TVs and monitors), printers, DVD players, video game consoles, cell phones, tablets, phones, cable boxes, fax machines, servers, VCRs, phones, power supplies, wires/cables/adapters.
Please Help Keep Leaves Out of the Streets
Leaf collection in Wheaton continues through the week of Dec. 10. Please help keep leaves out of the streets and watch this short video for other reminders.