Clean Up Day Guidelines

City of Chicago Heights 10th Annual Cleanup Day

Date:                         Saturday, May 19, 2018

Collection Site:          Crossroads Event Center (former McDades lot)

                                  130 W. Joe Orr Road, Chicago Heights, IL

Hours:   9:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Gates will close at 12:00PM

Rates per vehicle:   No charge; for Chicago Heights Residents only

The City of Chicago Heights Cleanup Day is a great opportunity to dispose of bulky wastes and discards that are not routinely collected by our weekly hauling service.  Chicago Heights Residents may bring approved materials to Crossroads Event Center at no cost between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  All Chicago Heights Residents are urged to begin cleanup efforts now and participate in the Chicago Heights Cleanup Day on May 19, 2018.

Program Details

  • Do not put items in plastic bags.
  • Scavenging/Salvaging is not permitted at any time.

 

User Requirements

·        Residents of Chicago Heights only.  No commercial haulers. 

·        A City of Chicago Heights water bill or valid ID must be shown. 

 

Vehicle Requirements

·        Cars, pickups and small trailers (16’ maximum).

 

Unloading Procedures: Free drop off – delays possible

·        Ask where to unload.

·        Plan to unload your own vehicle within 15 minutes.

 

Reusable Items

Do you have any items that are still reusable? Instead of sending these items to a landfill, please consider donating them so someone else can use them.  Local donation centers in Chicago Heights are Salvation Army (150 N. Halsted Street) or Village Discount (2515 Chicago Rd).

 

More Information

Contact Ms. Jessica Mancina, Mayor’s Office of Special Events:

708-755-3122.

ACCEPTED MATERIALS

**THE CITY OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ITEM OR LOAD DEEMED NOT ACCEPTABLE**

Appliances

  • Water heaters, microwaves, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, freezers, dishwashers, trash compactors, garbage disposals, water coolers, refrigerators.

 

Bagged Yard Waste (Landscaping Bags – no plastic)

  •     Leaves, grass clippings, sod, stumps, logs, etc.
  •     No food waste or plastic bags. 

 

Bundled Brush

  • Branches must be smaller than three inches in diameter and five feet in length and tied with twine. Place in bundles that can be carried by one person, otherwise, they will not be picked up.
  • Brush piles must be no more than what can fit in one level standard-size pickup truck.    

              

Carpets/carpet pads

  • Roll up carpets and carpet pads and tie them securely.
  • Rolls must be less than five feet long and less than one foot in diameter – larger rolls will not be accepted.

 

Clean Recyclable Materials

  • Newspapers, mixed paper, boxboard, corrugated cardboard, cans, glass, plastic containers inside clear, blue recyclable bags

 

Construction Materials (lumber, windows, doors)     

  Drain any oil, gas and other fluids and remove tires.          

  • Pile size is limited to what fits in one level standard-size pickup truck.
  • Lumber must be stacked and no longer than five feet.
  • Remove or bend nails.
  • No railroad ties.
  • No construction materials from businesses or contractors.
  • No solvents, chemicals or other hazardous waste.

           

Electronics

  • Most electronics accepted free of charge.
  • Tube CMTs (Computers, Monitors, Televisions) will be accepted for a $20.00 charge through AM Greentek.  Fee payable by cash or credit card at time of drop-off.

    

Furniture / Mattresses/box springs

  • Chairs, couches and sofas, etc.
  • Disassemble or tie down hide-a-way sofa beds so they cannot open when handled.  

       

General Junk / Tires

  • Boxed or bundled with twine - under 100 pounds per item.
  • Canned paints must be in a solid state with removable lid

 

Scrap Metal – Large & Small

  • "Large" is defined as a piece of scrap metal too big to fit in the trunk of a car. Examples: swing sets, barbecue grills, bikes, treadmills, lawn mowers, snow blowers.
  • "Small" is defined as a piece of scrap metal that you can fit in the trunk of a car.

SHREDDING BY B-52

 

**THE CITY OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ITEM OR LOAD DEEMED NOT ACCEPTABLE** 


Materials NOT accepted

The following items will NOT be accepted:

Construction items 

  •     No construction materials from businesses or contractors. 
  •     No railroad ties, concrete, bricks, shingles.
  •     No asbestos.

Exceptionally heavy and bulky items

  • No heavy or bulky items such as pianos or organs.

Hazardous waste

  •     No motor oil, solvents.
  •     No fluorescent tubes and bulbs.
  •     No propane tanks.
  •     No household chemicals.

Plumbing fixtures

  •     No tubs, sinks, toilets.

Batteries

  •     No batteries of any kind.

Organic materials   

  •     No food waste.