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In order that we may operate the facility effectively, the following guidelines have been implemented. Please help us continue to make this a successful operation.

  1. Hours of Operation
Wednesday
8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
YARD WASTE
WILL BE ACCEPTED
DURING THESE HOURS ONLY!
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  1. Material Allowed

Only grass clippings, leaves and small hedge clippings will be allowed at the site. No tree branches of any kind will be accepted at the Compost facility.

  1. Who Can Use the Facility

Any Hazel Crest resident with a valid village vehicle sticker. This is to prevent others from using your compost facility as well as allowing us to effectively monitor and measure the amount disposed of as mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

  1. Method of Disposal

PLASTIC BAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED! You may bring yard waste in plastic bags but you may not leave them. Most residents either bring yard waste in trash cans or biodegradable paper bags. Either of these methods is acceptable.

  1. 2017 Compost Schedule

Have a question or just like more information?
Give us a call at 335-9600 ext. 200.

When October approaches, leaves begin changing color, and as the first of them drift gently from the trees, homeowners are reminded of the task which lies before them. Leaf raking is a major fall activity, but because of the compost center located in the Village, leaf disposal is not difficult.

Composting hours on Wednesdays will be expanded, and the Center will be open at 8:00 a.m., and remain open until 4:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Leaves destined for the compost center should be bagged either in disposable paper bags or in regular plastic leaf bags. It is necessary that all materials be removed from all containers per the requirements set by the Illinois Environmental Protection agency. Paper bags can be left for recycling; plastic bags should be removed to either be put in the garbage or reused.

Under no circumstances may leaves be raked into the street; this is illegal.

Street sweeping operations are conducted in each area of the Village of Hazel Crest the week following brush pickup. Residents are reminded that the street sweeping function is much more effective if the entire street is swept. Therefore, residents are asked to avoid having cars parked on the street during sweeping times if this is at all possible.

The cooperation of all residents will be appreciated and will result in a neater appearance for all the Village neighborhoods.

YOUR COMPOST CENTER WILL REMAIN OPEN AS LONG AS WEATHER PERMITS.

HOURS: Wednesday 8:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MATERIALS: Grass clipping, leaves, small hedge clippings (no larger than the diameter of a finger). Because of the full brush pickup schedule, it is no longer necessary for residents to bring brush to the composting center; consult the schedule for pick up dates in your area.

AVAILABILITY: A VALID Hazel Crest or East Hazel Crest Village sticker is required in order to use the facility.

PROCEDURE: Follow the directions of the attendant at the site. Residents delivering material must stay in their cars; those who park and carry material across the street will NOT be allowed to leave that material.

Help keep storm grates clear of debris

The Public Works Department needs the help of residents in keeping storm grates clear of debris in order to prevent flooding.

Storm grates are located in the curb, in front of or alongside your home. Every effort is made by Public Works personnel to keep these grates clean. However, during the spring and fall, seeds and leaves fall just as quickly as the storm grates can be cleaned. The Village is asking that you please remove debris around storm grates closest to your home to provide the best possible storm water drainage for your neighborhood. This is especially important in the event of a heavy rainfall.

Polluting storm sewers is a crime

Residents caught dumping pollutants into municipal storm sewers can now be fined up to $750. Anyone caught pouring oil, grease, paint, chemicals, trash, fertilizers, or other pollutants into the storm sewer system will be ticketed and severely fined.

The purpose of the ordinance is to protect the municipal storm water system and the environment. Everything that goes into storm drains winds up in our creeks, streams and lakes, which then become polluted. A Village ordinance gives Public Works employees the authority to conduct inspections, surveillance and monitoring procedures, and also to issue tickets carrying heavy penalties.

Public Works has the ability to trace back where pollutants originated. Village officials ask the public’s help in identifying violators. Residents who witness someone pouring pollutants into the sewer system are asked to immediately call the Public Work Department at 335-9600, Ext. 200.

Buy a tree; Village plants it for free!

Hazel Crest’s annual Fall Tree Planting Program allows residents to buy a tree through the Village and have it planted by Public Works for free—but only along a homeowner’s parkway.

The Village no longer offers the option to have Public Works plant the tree in any part of the yard. Only parkway planting is free. If a resident wishes to purchase a tree for planting somewhere other than the parkway, the Village will only deliver the tree. The resident is responsible for moving the tree to the desired location and planting it. If the homeowner is planting the tree, please call J.U.L.I.E. (811 or 800-892-0123) so that utility lines can be marked before digging.

Applications to purchase a tree through the Village must be completed and returned with payment to the Municipal Center. A notice will be posted on the Village’s Cable Channel HCTV4 when tree packets are available for pickup at the front desk of the Municipal Center. For more information about the program, call 335-9600, Ext. 200.