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Orland Park annual curbside spring cleanup set for week of April 11

Spring is here and with it comes the Village of Orland Park’s yearly Curbside Spring Cleanup. This year’s collection will again be offered on residents’ regular garbage pickup days during the week of April 11-15.

Orland Park’s Curbside Spring Cleanup is held in cooperation with the village’s refuse hauler, Waste Management. Residents are to place all trash and bulk items curbside by 6 a.m. on their pickup day and in an orderly fashion, with no loose garbage.

“The village is happy to again partner with Waste Management to offer the curbside spring cleanup,” said Mayor Keith Pekau. “This will be the ninth year that we’ve offered curbside pickup and each year we see an increase in the amount of household items getting safely and properly disposed of.”

Residents can dispose of durable goods or household items like furniture, textiles, carpets, as well as white goods including washers, dryers and refrigerators. Residents should note that the doors on any white goods and appliances should be removed before being placed at the curb to prevent children from playing on or around them.

“Last year’s volume for the cleanup was almost 500 tons,” said Pekau. “We are happy to be able to provide this service to residents again this year.”

Electronics are not included in the event. Those wishing to dispose of/recycle electronics and other materials not accepted during Curbside Spring Cleanup Week can utilize the At Your Door Program and schedule a pickup date.

Orland Park’s At Your Door Program by Waste Management provides the service to properly dispose of and recycle home generated special materials. Items can include paints, household cleaners, compact florescent lamps, automotive products, garden chemicals, batteries, electronics and more.

Residents may visit www.wmatyourdoor.com to complete a request form. Requests for pick up can also be made via telephone at 800-449-7587 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. This program is limited to village residents only and is not available for businesses.

Further information is available by calling Waste Management at 800-964-8988.

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