Special Collection Programs

Holiday Tree Collection

The first two Thursday’s during the month of January, LRS will pick-up holiday trees at no cost. Remove all lights, ornaments and garland and place tree at the parkway behind the curb.

Annual Clean-Up Day

Every October, the Village's Waste Hauler provides clean-up day, where residents may dispose of an unlimited amount of refuse, including bulk items, for a total of five stickers. Acceptable items must be placed next to your regular refuse on the curb by 6 a.m. Items other than furniture, large bulk items and appliances must be placed in bags, cans and/or boxes, not larger than 35 gallons or heavier than 50 pounds each. Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall. If you choose not to participate, your garbage will be handled as a regular pick up.

Disposing of Items Not Accepted With Regular Garbage Service

Electronics

Under the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, beginning January 1, 2012, no person may knowingly cause or allow the mixing electronic items with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill. Residents may dispose of electronic items curbside by using stickers. Residents may also take electronic items to an E-waste recycling center. For information on the center serving La Grange Park, visit the Burr Ridge website.

Where to Recycle E-Waste

Burr Ride is a designated Electronics Recycling Collection center. This collection center is located at:

Public Works Building
451 Commerce Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60137

The center is staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a fee for all televisions and monitors, which can be paid in advance online or you may pay the fee onsite.

Paint

Oil-based paint cannot be disposed of with your regular garbage. Latex paint can be disposed of with regular trash because it is a non-toxic, water-based paint. You will need to add an absorbent material such as shredded newspapers, kitty litter, sawdust, or waste paint hardener to your latex paint and let it dry out completely in a well-ventilated area and away from children and pets. Once it is dry, put the container with your garbage with the lid off.

Prescription Medications

The La Grange Park Police Department, in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice, has a Prescription Drug Disposal Box. Unwanted pharmaceuticals (including liquids) may be safely disposed of by bringing them to the Police Department. Needles or sharps cannot be accepted and must be disposed of as required by law. There is no charge for disposing of unwanted pharmaceuticals. All pills must be removed from the bottle and placed in a sealed plastic bag. Pill bottles are not accepted and the Village does not provide sealed bags for disposal.

Needles & Sharps

To properly dispose of needles or sharps, follow the instructions:

  • Use a securable container, like a coffee can, milk bottle, plastic soda bottle, laundry detergent bottle, etc.
  • Place the sharps into the container carefully with the points down.
  • Do not overfill the bottle. About half full is the best time to dispose of it.
  • Glue the lid in place! You may also secure some lids with heavy tape, like duct tape.
  • Wrap the container in several plastic bags and then tape the entire package securely.
  • Clearly print “Do Not Recycle” on the outside of the package.
  • Place in regular garbage for disposal.