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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING:

NEW Curbside Electronic Recycling Program

The Village of Oswego’s waste hauler, Groot Industries, collects electronic waste for curbside collection at no additional charge to the resident.

With 24-hour notice, electronic materials including CRT or tube style televisions will be collected.

To request electronic collection, please contact Groot at Tel: 1-877-775-1200

Please be aware that there may be a charge for items requiring more than a single person to lift. This charge is determined by Groot Industries.

 


ECO Earth Day Event at Oswego Village Hall

The Village’s ECO Commission will hold an event on Saturday April 22nd in honor of Earth Day.  The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego. The event will include a demonstration of a butterfly garden, composting, and raising chickens.  Fox Metro will be hosting a drop off for medical prescriptions. Eye glasses, Styrofoam and packing materials may also be dropped off.  There will be a book and bicycle exchange.  Please note that electronics, scrap metal, TV’s, or household items will NOT be accepted.

The Village of Oswego, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, is selling rain barrels! Rain barrels are large containers that capture storm water from your roof that would otherwise be lost as runoff. Per the Conservation Foundation, approximately 40 percent of total household water use during the summer months is for watering lawns and gardens. Rainwater is a sustainable solution for watering flowers and gardens, or washing cars and windows.

Please place your order before April 18, 2017. Rain barrels will cost $55-$60 and can be ordered through the Village of Oswego’s website at www.oswegoil.org. When ordering, select the Village of Oswego order form on the right sidebar and choose to deliver the barrel to your home for an additional $5, or choose municipal pick up for no additional charge.

Orders placed prior to April 18 for municipal pick up are to be collected at the ECO Earth Day Event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Oswego Village Hall, located at 100 Parkers Mill. Please collect rain barrels from this facility prior to 12:00 pm on April 22. 

At the Earth Day event, in honor of Arbor Day, Village of Oswego Public Works staff will be planting two trees at the Oswego Village Hall. This will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to be a part of this annual event, please be at the Village Hall parking lot near the Gazebo by 10:00 a.m.

For more information about the Earth Day Event, please contact the ECO Commission at eco@oswegoil.org.

  


Fox River Clean Up - CANCELLED

The Village of Oswego’s Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) Committee clean-up along the banks of the Fox River scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017 has been cancelled due to the Fox River water levels being too high. This event will be rescheduled in 2018. More information will be available soon.

For more information, contact the Village of Oswego at 630-554-3242.

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Community Garage Sale

The Village of Oswego’s Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) Commission will sponsor the Oswego Community Garage Sale on Friday, May 12, 2017 and Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Residents may sign-up at the Oswego Village Hall beginning on Monday, April 3rd to be included in the advertising for the Community Garage Sale. The fee to be included in advertising is $15.00. Once the fee is paid, the participant will receive a sign and yard stake to place in their yard during their sale. The list of those participating in the Community Garage Sale will be published in the Ledger-Sentinel and on the Village’s website on the Thursday prior to the sale. The cut-off date to sign-up is Friday, April 21st to be included in the Ledger-Sentinel advertisement.

After the sale, your garage sale sign and yard stake can be returned to the Oswego Village Hall for a $10.00 refund.  Please return all signs by Friday, May 26th.

The Village of Oswego ECO Commission looks forward to your participation in the Oswego Community Garage Sale! Questions about the Community Garage Sale should be sent to eco@oswegoil.org.