City Offices Closed
Non-emergency City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Yard Waste Pickup Concluded
The collection period for yard waste, organics and food scraps has concluded. Lakeshore Recycling Systems can no longer accept these materials because the collection sites will not accept this type of waste at this time of year. Yard waste pickup will resume the week of April 1. Thank you for your cooperation in not setting out yard waste at the curb until the program resumes.
Holiday Light Recycling Open Until Jan. 25
Wheaton’s holiday light recycling program is back. Now through Jan. 25, bring strands of incandescent or LED lights in any condition to the Public Works Storage Facility at 820 W. Liberty Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays (excluding holidays). Look for signs directing you to the holiday light recycling area just inside the gate.
This program is for light strings only. Please do not drop off lawn ornaments or other decorations, and do not put lights in a bag or box. Elgin Recycling, www.elginrecycling.com, will collect the lights, which will then be stripped and recycled for their copper and plastic parts. For more information, see the City’s website.
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.