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Winter Safety, Warming Shelter, and Waste Collection Information

Post Date:01/28/2019 4:55 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory indicating multiple cold temperature records this week and wind chill values around 30 to 50 degrees below zero through Thursday 1/30/19.  Please take precautions and review the information below.


Waste and Recycling Pick-Up Will Be Delayed

Waste Management will not be collecting waste or recycling on Wednesday, January 30 or Thursday, January 31.

At this time, garbage-only pickup is planned resume on Friday, February 1 and will be completed by the end of Saturday, February 2. Please put out only your garbage receptacles by 6 a.m. on Friday.

Recycling will be picked up the following week (February 4 - 8) on your regular collection day.

Updates and changes will be posted as they become available, please contact Waste Management at 800-796-9696 with any questions or concerns.




Cold Weather Precautions

  • Check on loved ones and neighbors, especially those in fragile health, preferably by telephone. Pay particular attention to older neighbors who may be outdoors attempting to shovel snow or engaged in some other activity.
  • Hydrate - Drinks with caffeine, sugar and alcohol take longer for your body to absorb. Water is usually the best choice.
  • People should be aware of the amount and intensity of their physical activity, both indoors and out. Cold weather puts additional strain on the body, especially the heart.
  • If you have to go outside, wear appropriate clothing that will adequately insulate you from the cold and provide protection from the wind.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles. Temperatures in vehicles can drop rapidly.
  • Pets can be greatly affected by the cold and should not be exposed longer than they have to be.
  • Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas.
  • Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that kills more than 500 Americans every year. Never use generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning devices inside your home, basement, and garage or near a window. Be sure to have installed a carbon monoxide detector in your home to alert you and your family to this "silent killer."



Warming Centers


For those in need of a warming shelter, the following locations are available:


Address: 1000 WELLINGTON
Phone: 847-437-3494
The Pavilion is open from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Address: 225 E. ELK GROVE BLVD.
Phone: 847-364-7224
The Center is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Address: 901 WELLINGTON
Phone: 847-439-3900
The Municipal Complex is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Police Information Center is open 24/7, for questions please call: 847-357-4100.




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