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Neighbors of North Aurora

Winter Reminders… Garbage pick up, Christmas trees, snow removal and mailboxes

12/30/2013 12:30PM ● By Tim

Garbage Pick Up: Due to the Christmas holiday, garbage pickup will take place on Saturday, Dec. 28 (one day later). Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, garbage pickup will be on Saturday, Jan. 4. Please note that there will be no delay with garbage pickup due to Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 20.

 Christmas Trees: Christmas trees will be collected free of charge through the last pick-up in January

(Friday, Jan. 31). Christmas trees must be free of all decorations and cannot be in plastic bags. After the last pick-up in January, Christmas trees will require one (1) refuse sticker visibly affixed for trash collection.

 Snow Removal: The priority process of plowing streets is based on street usage and levels of traffic. Please note that cul-de-sacs, alleys and dead-ends will be plowed last. Residents are reminded that they may not dump, shovel or blow snow into the roadway. Residents should also be aware of Village Ordinances and fines of up to $750 for any violations pertaining to snow removal and parking during and after 2 inches of snowfall.

 Mailboxes: Please be sure your mailbox is secure enough to sustain the pressure of snow coming off the snowplow prior to our upcoming winter season. If a snowplow hits a mailbox during snow removal, the mailbox will be replaced at the Village’s expense. The Village is not responsible for damage from snow coming off the plow.

 All replacement mailboxes will be a standard metal box and a treated 4” x 4” post. If a resident prefers a decorative or different mailbox, the additional cost will be the responsibility of the homeowner. Keep in mind that the installation of mailboxes and supporting structures should be no closer than 9” to 12” from the edge of the street pavement or curb.