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Oswego 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.

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Wine on the Fox

Join us for this premier wine tasting festival featuring Illinois Wineries! Delicious wine, tanatalizing fare and fantastic music will be featured throughout the entire event! Free and open to the public! To taste wines, you must be 21 with proper identification. Wine tasting is $15 per day for a souvenir wine glass, 5 tasting tickets and wrist band. Two Day passes are available for $25 each which includes one souvenir wine glass and 20 tasting tickets (10 per day).

The event runs from 11am-8pm on Saturday & Noon-6pm on Sunday.
 
Sunday Special - Celebrate Mom @ Wine on the Fox! All mom's get 15 tasting tickets with general admission. SUNDAY ONLY!
 
Entertainment Line Up:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
11:00-3:00pm -Thompson Duo
3:30-5:30pm- Thirsty Boots Band
6:30-8:00pm - Junkyard Groove
 
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Noon-2:00pm -County Line Brothers
2:30-4:00pm - Lincoln Don't Lie
4:30-6:00pm - Red Woody
 
Visit www.wineononthefox.com for more information.

 

 


Spring Cleanup Week of April 24 – 28

Groot Industries provides a clean-up day in the spring and fall. They will collect additional household waste, yard waste and bulk items for all Village residents the week of April 24th – 28th, on your normal scheduled garbage day.  Residents must place yard waste in the 30 gallon kraft yard waste bags.  PLEASE – NO PLASTIC BAGS! NO stickers will be required (this week only).  NOTE – you cannot put out appliances, televisions or electronics.  Please place all items, along with your regular garbage and recycling, at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your normal scheduled garbage day.  If you have any questions regarding this pick up, please contact the Public Works Department @ 630-554-3242.


Earth Day Celebration at 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.


Rain Barrels

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. Modern barrels are sealed, safe around children, and insect resistant. Users divert water from your downspout to fill the rain barrel. A hose spigot on the front makes the water easy to access and use. 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. Follow the link to place your order - http://www.upcycle-products.com/oswegoil.html

Orders placed prior to April 18 for municipal pick up are to be collected at the Environmentally Conscious Oswego (ECO) Reuse and Recycle Extravaganza 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.  

Rain barrels may be ordered for home delivery from now until Christmas.

Please call Mark D. Runyon at 630.554.3242 or email mrunyon@oswegoil.org for assistance.


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