Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Yard Waste/Leaf Pickup Concludes Next Week

Your final pickup for the season for yard waste (including leaves), food scraps and organic materials will be on your normal garbage day the week of Dec. 10. Please place items in biodegradable bags or containers no more than 35 gallons in size. Each bag or container must have a yard waste/ organics sticker attached to be picked up. Lakeshore Recycling Systems will resume its yard waste/food scrap/organic material collection during the first full week of April. For information about yard waste and leaf pickup, visit the City’s website at www.wheaton.il.us/yardwaste.


Information on Cleanup of Storm-Damaged Tree Limbs/Branches

City crews are currently working to pick up branches and limbs that fell from parkway trees during the recent winter storm. Please note that this is only for limbs/branches from parkway trees. If you have fallen branches or tree limbs that are on private property, you will need to use Lakeshore Recycling Systems’ curbside yard waste program (or a tree service, if you choose). Place limbs/branches in either containers or stacks no longer than 4 feet in length and 18 inches in diameter. Each stack/container needs to have a yard waste/garbage sticker attached. For more information, see the City’s website.

Christmas Parade

See Highlights from Wheaton Christmas Parade

The Downtown Wheaton Association helped Wheaton welcome the holidays with the annual lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Wheaton. Check out this video with highlights from the parade and tree lighting ceremony.

Carriage Rides & Visits with Santa on Saturday

From noon to 3 p.m. each Saturday 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.


Final Electronic Recycling Drop-off Before Program Changes

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.

The next electronic recycling collection takes place from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday (Dec. 8) at the Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W Liberty Drive.

Please note that the curbside electronic recycling program offered through the City’s garbage/recycling hauler will not be changing. For more information non both programs, see www.wheaton.il.us/electronics.

December Newsletter

Check Out the December Newsletter

Read the December City Newsletter for holiday safety tips from the Wheaton Police Department, plus information about holiday light recycling, holiday fire safety tips, snow reminders and more.

City of Wheaton Videos


Chat with the Mayor: Clare Woods Academy

Downtown Wheaton Streetscape Project Update

Leaf Reminders





Upcoming Meetings

Community Relations Commission Special Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Public Hearing, Special Meeting & Planning Session

Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers


Planning & Zoning Board Public Hearing & Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.
*The Planning Session will immediately follow the Public Hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers





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