Village of Crete Waste Collection Information

Scavenger service is provided exclusively by Republic. Residential refuse will be picked up once a week at the curb. The cost of garbage removal is added to your water/sewer bill. Starting December 1, 2011, Republic will provide all homeowners with a 96-gallon toter for trash pick-up (free of charge). Smaller toters are available upon request by calling Republic directly. Additional toters will be provided if necessary. Toters for yard waste will also be available upon request (free of charge). Contact Republic Services at 708-385-8252 for details. The ownership, delivery, and maintenance/replacement of the toters will be the responsibility of Republic. By ordinance, no trash containers may be placed out for collection before 7 p.m. the evening before your designated pick-up day and before 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Bulky items (furniture, appliances, etc.) will be picked up at no extra charge, although Republic does request a courtesy call when these items will be disposed of. They can be reached at 708-385-8252 (ask for Residential Dispatch). If disposing of carpet, they ask it be cut into no longer than 4-foot sections, rolled and bound. When disposing of refrigerators or freezers, please remember to remove the doors as a precautionary measure.

Schedule

Crete Garbage Pick-Up Schedule (PDF)

Holiday Schedule

Republic has 6 general holidays scheduled each year. These holidays are as follows:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

These are the only holidays that Republic will not have production on. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, it is observed on Monday, and all pick-up will be one day later for the week. If the holiday falls on a weekday, that day is taken off, and the remainder of the week following the holiday will be one day later.

Yard Waste

State legislation, effective July 1, 1990, has been enacted, which states, “No person may knowingly mix landscape waste with regular garbage that is intended for disposal in a landfill.” This legislation was adopted to recycle the volume of yard waste entering landfills. Yard waste pick-up is included in your monthly fee. To provide village residents with a fair and equitable alternative for compliance with this legislation, each resident of Crete will have the following options:

Mow your yard frequently, and do not collect yard waste for disposal.
Collect the yard waste and create a compost pile on your property, which can be used as mulch for flowers, trees, or gardens.
Place all yard waste in 30-gallon brown paper bio-degradable bags. No stickers are required. Yard waste bags can be found at local hardware and grocery stores.
Apply a “Yard Waste” sticker to your 35-gallon container (with handles). The stickers are available at Crete Village Hall at 524 West Exchange Street or by calling Rebublic at 708-385-8252. They are used to identify yard waste containers and are free of charge.
Contacting Republic Services for a 96-gallon yard waste container (no charge).

Yard waste is provided from April 1st through November 30th on your regular garbage pick-up day. Yard waste in plastic bags is unacceptable and will not be picked up. There is also a no-burning ordinance prohibiting the burning of leaves. Recycling in Crete is voluntary and is conducted under the direction of the Crete Lions Club.

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