Village Operations Department


Refuse is collected on Tuesday and Wednesday unless a holiday or emergency causes a change. The Tuesday route is all streets north of High Street plus one block of North Main prior to the overpass. The Wednesday route includes High Street and all streets south of High Street plus the rest of North Main, Meadow Lane, Greenlawn Drive, Beverly Drive and Haver Drive.

Refuse should not be set out until 8:00 am of the day of your pick up. All refuse must be bagged with a limit of 4 bags (up to 40 gallon size). Anything not bagged will not be picked up. Trash cans with loose trash will not be emptied. Brush and grass clippings will not be picked up. Any number of bags over your limit must be tagged. (Tags available from the Utility department for $1.00 each). Items left on the curb for more than three (3) days will cause resident to be cited by the Village.

There are four general pick ups per year: the week of Christmas, the week of New Years, in the spring and in the fall. Specific dates are announced in advance in the newspaper.

The Recycle Lot is located at the corner of Elm Street and Meuse Argonne. It is open Monday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. (Note: Closed Mondays from December 1st to February 28th).

Acceptable item include:

  • Grass clippings
  • weeds
  • brush and limbs

There is a dumpster provided for appliances and metal items.


The Recycle Trailer is located in the parking lot across from the Village offices and is available the first Friday and the fourth Wednesday of the month from 9 am to 11 am.

Items to recycle include the following:

  • Magazines and Newspapers (flat in paper bags)
  • Pressboard / Cardboard (cut or folded into flat pieces and tied)
  • Plastic Items (rinse, remove rings & caps, may be crushed)
  • Steel Cans (rinse, remove both ends if possible)
  • Aluminum Cans (rinse)

NO Glass, Aluminum Foil, or Tin Cans please

Mosquito Spraying
Spraying begins when the temperature consistently stays above 55 degrees. Spraying is done on Monday and Thursday evenings from 9:00 pm. Please remove all containers which could hold water from your property to deter breeding insects.

Leaf Collection
Leaves should be raked to the curb (not in the street) to be swept during October and November. Leaves mixed with yard or tree debris will not be swept.

Snow Removal
Snow removal is hampered by vehicles parked on the street. If at all possible, park in your driveway during snowfall, and be aware of specific areas where parking is prohibited during snow removal times.

Additional Responsibilities

In addition to the services listed the department is responsible for road repairs and maintenance, removal of dead animals from roadways and public land, painting traffic markings, maintenance of Village buildings, installing Christmas decorations, hanging flags downtown, street sweeping, replacing downtown street lights and traffic signal bulbs, cleaning catch basins, hauling chips and grass from the recycle lot, doing all sewer related digs, yard restorations, cement work, minor construction projects, and assisting the water and sewer departments as needed.

The department operates two large snow plow-dump trucks, two F-250 dumps, a long-bed dump, a backhoe, skid steer, street sweeper, tractor for flail mowing, a tractor with a bucket and blade/grader box, two jet vacs trucks, a 25 yard garbage truck, a leaf vac, and a limb chipper.

Please report anything that might be considered hazardous: a limb in the road, long-term standing water, potholes, dead animals, missing and/or damaged street or traffic signs to the Streets Department at 419-542-8095. Hours of operation are from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm daily. (After hours hazards should be reported to the non-emergency police number 419-542-6661)