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Republic Services is the garbage contractor for the Village until the end of 2019. To initiate service or file a complaint, residents should call Republic Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (708) 345-7050. For complete details, please refer to the Household Waste, Recycling & Yard Waste Reference Guide.
Beginning on January 1, 2020, Lakeshore Recycling Services (LRS) will be the Village's new refuse/recycling collector. Learn more about the change to LRS, including how to register for service, and choose your cart size at: https://wsprings.com/127/Recycling-Refuse-Yard-Waste
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Information about the proposed Tollway expansion project can be found at: https://wsprings.com/294
It is necessary for the Village to be aware of the date, time and location of a block party in order to provide for the safety of the attendees, as well as contingency plans, if an emergency arises in which the street on which the party is held would be ordinarily used for access. Current Village policy requires that any block desiring to hold a block party obtain a permit not less than one week in advance of the event. The permit is granted simply by filling out the block party Consent Form and paying the $50 deposit. The form is available at the Village Hall or online here. Print the Consent Form, get it filled out by your neighbors and return it to the Public Works Department. The Public Works Department will process the permit, notifying the Fire and Police Departments of the scheduled event. The $50 deposit is required for the orange cones and will be returned when the cones are picked up by the Public Works Department. On Friday afternoon preceding the weekend event, the Public Works Department will deliver the necessary orange barricade cones to a designated person for use during the block party. The cones will be picked up by the Public Works Department on Monday morning following the event. Any further concerns should be directed to 708-246-1800, Ext. 200.
Dead animals on Village streets, sidewalks or parkways will be picked up by the Public Works Department. If an animal is located on Ogden Avenue, 55th Street or 47th street, residents must call IDOT at 217-782-2937. If an animal is located on Wolf Road, residents must call the Cook County Highway Department at 708-448-8006. For assistance in the collection of a dead animal from a Village street, sidewalk or parkway, please use Report a Concern. The Village does not collect or destroy wild animals.
If branches are moved to the curb as a result of a snow storm, residents should contact the Public Works Department as soon as possible to notify the location of the branches.
All regular tree trimmings must be disposed of through the yard waste program. Refuse & Yardwaste Guidelines
Each year on a Saturday in May, the Village hosts a Spring Cleanup Day, allowing residents to dispose of household items including clothing, draperies, books, furniture, scrap metal, and appliances (household garbage, electronics, landscape waste, liquids, tires, batteries, medical waste, and construction and demolition debris are not eligible). No registration is required for this service. All items for disposal must be on the curb by 7 a.m. the morning of collection day. Please check the May calendar for the exact date of the cleanup.
Western Springs Village Hall's address is 740 Hillgrove Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558 and the telephone number is (708) 246-1800. Village Hall is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 5:00. In addition, the Village Hall is open on the last two Saturdays in March to accommodate residents wishing to purchase vehicle stickers. The Village Hall also observes different operating hours from the week prior to Memorial Day to Labor Day. Those hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30-5:00 and Friday 7:30 to Noon.