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Free Curbside Leaf Collection

Free Curbside Leaf Collection Runs Oct. 16 through Dec. 8

Curbside leaf collection, a service provided free to Oswego residents, begins Monday, Oct. 16 and continues through Friday, Dec. 4, throughout the Village of Oswego.

Leaves will be picked up three times in each of the three zones throughout the Village.

Zone A includes all properties that are west of the Fox River, plus the Hunt Club subdivision, and all properties that are both east of Fox Bend Golf Course and south of Route 34. Leaves in Zone A will be collected the weeks of Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.

Zone B includes all properties south of Wolf Road; all properties that are south of Route 34, east of the Fox River, and west of Route 71 (downtown Oswego); and all properties south of Route 71 excluding Hunt Club. Leaves in Zone B will be collected the weeks of Oct. 16, Nov. 6, and Nov. 27.

Zone C includes all properties that are both east of the Fox River and northwest of Route 34. Leaves in Zone C will be collected the weeks of Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4.

Place leaves in piles in the grass on the parkway near the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your specified week for collection. Leaves not places in the parkway by 7 a.m. Monday will be picked up on the following scheduled collection week for your zone. 

For more information on proper leaf disposal, including a map of your zone, visit the Leaf Collection page. 

Applications Open for 2017 Christmas Walk

The Village of Oswego is now accepting applications for organizations and businesses who would like to participate in the 2017 Christmas Walk, a beloved Oswego tradition. 

For information on the Christmas Walk, including how to list your group's activity in the program, rent booth or vendor space, become a sponsor, or advertise in the 2017 Christmas Walk program visit the 2017 Christmas Walk page. 

Free Shredding Event

Identity theft is a serious crime. Those who are victimized can spend countless hours and money cleaning up the mess thieves have made of one’s good name and credit record. Vigilance in protecting personal information is crucial.

How Identity Theft Occurs:

•   Your personal information is stolen from businesses or other institutions.

•   Your personal information is taken from your mailbox or your trash.

•   Personal information is captured using “skimming” devices.

•   On-line “phishing” scams.

While you cannot fully prevent identity theft you can certainly minimize the possibility of becoming a victim. By managing your personal information wisely, cautiously and with an awareness  of  the  issue,  you  can  help  guard  against  Identity  Theft.  To  assist  in  the prevention of identity theft, the Oswego Police Department is partnering up with First National Bank of Oswego to offer a free shredding service to the community. Important personal  documents  no  longer  needed  that  should  be  shredded  may  include  charge receipts, copies of credit card applications, insurance forms, physician statements, checks, bank statements, or expired charge cards and credit offers you get in the mail.

This event will take place on  Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the First National Bank located at 6601 US Route 34. You may bring up to 3 large file boxes full of papers to be shredded.

For further information regarding Identity Theft, please visit the Oswego Police Department website at and click on the Community Programs and Services link.


Oswego Literary Festival

Presented by the Village’s Cultural Arts Commission and the Oswego Public Library District, join us for the sixth annual Oswego Literary Festival at the Oswego Public Library on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

We are pleased to announce that the day will feature guest speaker, Donna Seaman as she presents "Reading with Intent: The Art of Book Reviewing" at 11:00am. Children are invited to join us as author, Kathy Elstad presents "Kids Come and Meet Miss Polka Dottie" at 10:30am.

The day will also include meet and greet with local authors and book signings, a book sale hosted by the Friends of the Library, musical entertainment by Fox River Academy of Music and Art student performances and more! The event is free to attend and over 40 local authors will be participating.

For more information about this event, please call 630-554-4636 or email Please also find us on Facebook – “Oswego IL Cultural Arts Commission” for more details about the event.

Local authors may apply, see application for additional details. CLICK HERE


Final brush collection for Oswego residents

Oswego’s final brush collection will be in October just prior to the start of the leaf collection program.

Collection in Zone A begins Monday, Oct. 2. Zone A includes all properties north of Route 34 on the east side of the Fox River and all properties north of Mill Road on the west side of the Fox River.

Collection in Zone B begins Monday, Oct. 9, and includes all properties south of U.S. 34 on the east side of the Fox River and all properties south of Mill Road on the west side of the Fox River.

Place all brush at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Monday morning of the designated week but no earlier than noon the Friday before.

The Public Works trucks will pass through an area once and will not return for brush placed after the deadline.

Brush is defined as tree and bush branches that are less than 5 inches in diameter. Place unbundled brush parallel or perpendicular to the street in neat bundles with all cut ends facing the same direction.  Do not put brush in a container or in the street.

Village crews will not pick up logs, wood, root balls, cuttings, or grass clippings. If ineligible items are placed at the curb or if items are put out at the curb too early, crews will place an orange tag on doors indicating the reason they did not collect it.

The Village of Oswego provides this service for residents only. Landscape waste generated by contracted landscapers must be removed by the contractors.

If you have any questions call the Public Works office at 630-554-3242.

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