On August 1, 2004, the Village of Glenwood implemented a Village-wide refuse collection and recycling program for single-family homes and two-flats through a contract agreement with Homewood Disposal Service, Inc.(www.homewooddisposal.com). By selecting one disposal service for all single-family and two-flat residential units for this basic service, the Village was able to obtain a reduced price of $13.45 per month. This results in a savings of approximately $6.55 per month (approximately $78.00 per year) for those residents who are currently paying approximately $20.00 per month for this basic service. As described in more detail below, the collection of yard waste and other services such as garbage cart rental will be based on a user pay system that will allow each homeowner to purchase only the additional services they need directly from Homewood Disposal at favorable prices.
The contract does not cover large amounts of construction debris and certain other types of waste. Details of what can and cannot be disposed of are spelled out below. If you have any questions, please call Homewood Disposal at (708) 798-1004 and ask for Sheri. In order to have your questions answered correctly, please identify yourself as a Glenwood resident. If you have any questions that Homewood Disposal cannot answer, please call the Village Administrator at (708) 753-2400.
Your water bill will show a $13.45 per month cost for the collection of refuse and recyclables. Since the water bill is bi-monthly, the actual amount shown is $26.90 for garbage collection. In order to creat a flexible program that meets the needs of all the Village's residents, any additional services you may require, e.g., yard waste collection, garbage cart rental, etc., will be billed directly to you by Homewood Disposal. You may pay your bill by mail or in person at the Village hall during normal business hours. Outside normal business hours, you may leave your payment in the lock box located at the north end of the village hall.
Your refuse will be picked up every Tuesday. All refuse must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. A separate truck will pick up recyclable material on the same day as the household waste.
Since not all residents wish to have yard waste removal, the yard waste program will continue to operate on a user pay system. If you wish to have the yard waste service, you can either rent a yard waste cart directly from Homewood Disposal or use yard waste bags and stickers. The cost of renting a yard waste cart is $110 per year. Residents over age 65 will receive a $15 per year discount on the cost of renting a yard waste cart. The yard waste cart may also be used for refuse during the months of December, January, February and March. Residents can also use paper bags and stickers. Stickers cost $1.95 each and must be affixed to every bag of yard waste or bundle of branches. Yard waste will also be picked up every Tuesday.
Hazardous Household Waste
Homewood Disposal will not take hazardous materials such as automotive batteries, explosives or volatile wastes, flammables, unhardened paint, paint thinners and varnishes, acids, pesticides, used motor oil, or any other toxic or hazardous material. The IEPA periodically holds hazardous waste disposal days to take these kinds of materials(www.epa.state.il.us/land/hazardous-waste/household-haz-waste/hhwc-schedule.html ).
White Goods (e.g., refrigerators, etc.)
There will be no additional charge for these items; however, for safety reasons please remove all doors before placement at the curb. Limited to one item per week.
Only two dogs and/or two cats are allowed per residence. Dogs and cats mist be licensed yearly. A valid innoculation certificate is necessary to obtain a Village license. Animals are not permitted to run at large. These animals, as well as unlicensed animals, will be impounded by the animal control officer and the owner fined. The animal control officer is Paul Sanchuck. You may contact Paul at 708-753-2400.
Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Village Hall. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Committee of the Whole Meetings
Committee of the Whole Meetings are held by the Mayor and Board of Trustees the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Village Hall to discuss village matters. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates are posted in the Village Hall.
Committees and Commissions
The Village of Glenwood has several committes and commissions consisting of residents that meet regularly to discuss specific matters concerning the village. These meetings are open to the public and include;
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners
Zoning and Planning Commission
Economic Development Committee
Human Relations Commission
Meeting notices are posted in the Village Hall. Chair persons of each committee may be contacted by calling the Village Hall at 708-753-2308.
Unfair housing practices are prohibited by local law and any discriminority practices should be reported to the Village at 708-753-2400.
Human Relations Commission
The Human Relation Commission, established under the Fair Housing Ordinance, meets on the second Monday every month at 7:00 pm in the Village Hall. The public is welcome to attend. Any changes in the meeting schedule will be posted in the Village Hall.