Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

Wheaton Named No. 1 Place to Live in Illinois

Representatives from Money Magazine recently notified the City that the magazine named Wheaton the No. 1 place to live in Illinois. The magazine selected just one community from each state, based on factors such as safety, convenience, affordability and a bustling economy. Specifically, this profile highlighted Wheaton's history, education, local attractions and more. You can see the article on Money Magazine's website.

Holiday Garbage Pickup Schedule

Due to the Christmas holiday, Lakeshore Recycling Systems did not collect garbage or recycling on Tuesday, Dec. 25, and it will not collect on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All pickups will be one day later than usual for Tuesday through Friday routes this week and next week.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Recycling Offered Curbside

The City's garbage/ recycling hauler will pick up live Christmas trees for recycling on your collection day during the weeks of Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 at no charge, with no sticker needed. Please note that because there is no pickup on Tuesday, Jan. 1 (due to the New Year's Day holiday), pickups for Jan. 1-4 will be one day later than usual.
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 live Christmas tree in order to have it collected.

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.

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Chat with the Mayor: Clare Woods Academy
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Talk About Choices: Rev. Dr. Christopher Pierson

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