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Household Hazardous Waste collection on Oct. 4 at Village Hall

Make your home cleaner and safer by discarding your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the Village’s municipal complex from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Arrive after 10 a.m. for fastest service. Accepted items will include automotive fl uids, household batteries, cleaning products, drain openers, fertilizers, fl ammables, herbicides, in- secticides, fl uorescent bulbs, mercury-containing items, mineral spirits, oil-based and alkyd paints/stains, prescription medica- tions, thermostats, and unknown hazardous substances. Latex paint will also be accepted although it is preferred that it be hardened and then discarded in the normal curbside trash. Leave the lid off or to expedite the process, add an absorbent such as cat litter, oil dry or saw dust. Once the liquid paint is absorbed, place the can in the garbage with the lid off so the driver can tell that the paint is dry.

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Have you seen the Village’s new Website?

The Village of Lombard launched its redesigned web- site in late August. Go to www.villageofl to take a look at the new design, layout and features! Questions or comments? Call (630) 620-5718.

Free leaf pick-up for Lombard residents begins Oct. 20

The Village of Lombard’s annual free leaf pick-up for resi- dents will be held Oct. 20 through Nov. 29.

An unlimited number of brown paper bags containing only leaves may be placed curbside on the normal waste collec- tion day. Yard waste stickers are required on any cans. The stickers cost $1.89 each and are available at local stores and Village Hall. Waste Management brings the leaves to farm fi elds for composting.

Leaves should not be blown or raked into the streets since they can block the storm drains and also raise phosphorus levels in ponds and watercourses, thereby contributing to algae growth. The same is true for grass clippings placed onto streets. Mulched leaves and grass left on lawns provides use- ful nutrients with no harm off-site. The Village’s yard waste program with Waste Management runs from the fi rst full week in April through the last full week in November. Cans and bags fi lled with grass clippings, twigs, branches and plant materials must have stickers. Properly bundled brush does not require a sticker at any time of the year. Each bundle of brush must be securely tied and not exceed 6 feet in length, 18 inches in diameter, nor 50 pounds. Individual limbs and branches must be less than 6 inches in diameter.

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Questions about this year’s leaf pick-up program can be di- rected to the Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department at publicworks@villageofl or (630) 620-5740.

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