E-Newsletter - May 15, 2020 - Electronics Recycling Options & More
Pace Bus Temporary Service Changes
Beginning May 18, Pace will temporarily suspend service on 15 routes and modify service on another 21 routes due to low ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The routes affected specific to the Elk Grove Village community include:
- Suspended service on Route 616
- Affected service on Route 757
Get more information at PaceBus.com by looking up the routes you ride.
SWANCC Electronics Recycling Facility Open to Village Residents
While the Village’s annual Electronics Recycling & Document Destruction Event has been rescheduled to August 29, 2020, Village residents can take advantage of FREE electronics recycling every Saturday at the SWANCC transfer station in Des Plaines! Only a 20-25 minute drive from Elk Grove Village, the Transfer Station accepts electronics recycling free of charge weekly on Saturday mornings (excluding holiday weekends).
Electronics Recycling at Glenview Transfer Station
3 Providence Way, Des Plaines
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., excluding holiday weekends
In order to protect residents, staff and volunteers from the coronavirus, SWANCC is asking residents dropping off electronics for recycling to remain in their vehicles, display IDs through their closed windows to prove residency, and asked to open their trunks from inside the vehicle for staff to unload items. For additional information about accepted materials, please visit www.swannc.org
Yard Waste Stickers Available by Phone
We understand many residents are avoiding unnecessary trips outside their home and are pleased to offer the opportunity to purchase yard waste stickers by phone during the coronavirus pandemic through our Finance Department. If you need to purchase stickers, please call 847-357-4000 and our staff will assist you with placing an order.
As a reminder, Waste Management offers a FREE small branch pickup program, which does not require a yard waste sticker. If you have brush or tree trimmings, cut them up and bind them into bundles of no more than four (4) feet in length, two (2) feet in diameter and weighing no more than fifty (50) pounds per bundle. Tree trimmings and branches cannot be wider than three and a half (3.5) inches in diameter. Please do not bind the bundle with wire or nylon cord.
For more information on yard waste collection, please visit the Village website.
Memorial Day Video Ceremony
Out of the abundance of caution and in order to prevent, or limit, the potential spread of the coronavirus, the Village will be hosting a video Memorial Day observance this year. Although this ceremony is only once a year, we believe it is an important event and is a necessary tradition to honor those that gave their lives for us to have the liberty and freedoms that we enjoy today.
Residents are invited to view the 22nd annual Memorial Day Observance hosted by Elk Grove Village, with continued support of the American Legion Post 216, VFW Post 9284 and its Ladies Auxiliary. Several traditional speeches will be recorded that will include the flag folding ceremony, a gun salute, and recorded performances by the Elk Grove Village Big Band and the Elk Grove Baptist Choir. Please join us at the following media outlets on May 25th at 10:45 a.m.
New Customer Self Service Portal for Water Bills - Sign Up to Receive E-bills!
It's now easier than ever to view and pay your water bill online!
The new Customer Self-Service (CSS) portal allows you to access and manage your account at your convenience. Through the portal you can register for autopay, view your account history and bill and view your consumption history. You also have the option to sign up to receive E-bills to receive your bill sooner and reduce paper waste.
CSS is free to all residential and commercial customers and is available 24/7! Register and start today at elkgrove.org/css.
Summer Special Event Cancellations
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village is closely examining all special events to ensure the heath and safety of residents. In light of social distancing and safety concerns,Due to concerns over social distancing and the safey of large public gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, the following special events have been canceled in June and July:
- The Rotaryfest, hosted annually by the Elk Grove Rotary Club in June, has been canceled.
- The Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series has been rescheduled to 2021
- The 4th of July Fireworks celebration has been canceled.
- The annual Play, Picnic & Party event, scheduled for July 19 and hosted by the Village, Park District and Library, has been canceled.
Residential Parking Permit Required for Streets Near Busse Woods
Due to the continued closure of the Busse Woods Parking lots on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Village is has put into place weekend parking restrictions on streets near Busse Woods to prevent trail visitors from parking on Village streets. Residents can print a temporary parking permit to park on the street. The permit is only valid in vehicles registered to an address in Elk Grove Village, and any unauthorized vehicles will be towed.
The Village will have extra police officers in the area to enforce restrictions and to help address safety issues for pedestrians. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our residents. If you have any questions about how to print the permit, please call our Police Information Center at 847-357-4100.