Yard waste pickup set to begin April 20

Republic Services has delayed the start of yard waste collection in Hinsdale from April 1 until Monday, April 20.

“We are doing our best to take care of our customers and minimize any service disruptions,” the company’s website states. “The recent surge in residential waste volume and the unique challenges we face creates the need for potential changes to our services in some communities.”

Republic told the village that residents can take large quantities of landscape waste that cannot be managed at a residence to one of three waste transfer stations in DuPage County.

They are

• AK Mulch & Firewood, 631 E. Wildwood Ave., Villa Park, phone (630) 530-6900

• Anderson Landscape Supply, 787 S. Route 83, Elmhurst, phone (630) 833-1251

• DuPage Yard Waste/Midwest Compost, 1195 W. Washington St., West Chicago, phone (630) 876-8900

For smaller quantities, Republic suggests managing landscape waste with green lawn care practices or composting.

“I realize the hardship of having to drop yard waste off a separate location,” George Peluso, director of public services for the village, wrote in an email. “This is not an ideal solution, but it was suggested by Republic Services as a temporary measure.”

He said residents also can contact private landscapers for pickup if they need to dispose of yard waste prior to April 20.

Regular garbage and recycling collection will continue on the regularly scheduled days.

Residents with questions should call the public works department at (630) 789-7042 or Republic Services Allied Waste at (630) 964-3232.