Leaf pickup will begin October 10th and is scheduled for every Monday and Tuesday through the end of December. Collection of leaves will be weather dependent. The leaf vacuum has difficulty handling wet or frozen leaves. In the event that weather prevents a scheduled leaf pickup from taking place, leaves will be picked as soon as weather permits.
Please rake the leaves to the edge of the roadway and ensure that leaf piles are free of sticks, limbs, rocks and dirt. These items can damage the equipment and delay leaves from being collected. Please also ensure that leaf piles are easily accessible from the roadway and away from vehicles, power poles, mail boxes and other obstructions.
As a reminder, the burning of leaves inside of Village limits is prohibited by ordinance but we encourage community members to consider mulching some of their leaves. This will help return nutrients to lawns, keep our air clear of smoke as well as saving time and effort from raking leaves. Please feel free to call the Village office if you have any questions or concerns. (217) 485-5212
Road work is scheduled for Sept 18-19 on the south east part of town. Previously, Village staff prepared road surfaces by grinding down areas and filling in low spots. On the 18th and 19th, roads will be oil and chipped. We ask that area residents please refrain from parking on the shoulder of the roads during these days. Parking on the shoulder will slow progress of the work and may ultimately impact the quality of the resurfacing.
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The Village is currently working on an electronics recycling event for our community. At this time, A date has not been set. If you are needing to recycle electronics in the mean time, please visit : https://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/sustainability-center/recycling-services/
The village clean up day will be held on Saturday Sept 23rd beginning at 9:00 AM in the village hall parking lot located at 507 W Strong St. Open to all Village of Tolono Residents.
The village will provide roll off dumpsters for the community to use. Staff will be onsite on Saturday to assist in placing waste materials into the dumpsters. Once the dumpsters are full, the event will end so please plan accordingly. Also please bring a valid State ID in order to verify Tolono Residency. Below is a list of Items that will not be accepted during the Tolono clean up day event. If you have any questions concerning specific items, please feel free to call (217-485-5212) or stop by the village office.
If the dumpsters are full, please do not place items on the ground next to the dumpsters. This will be considered illegal dumping and is subject to a $500 fine.
- Barrels – unless rinsed and/or empty with both ends cut off
- Cars, Trucks, Mobile Homes, Buses (no vehicles)
- Corrosive Waste
- Electronic Goods
- Empty tanks – gas, oil, fuel, unless rinsed and/or empty and cut in half to be accepted
- Flammable Waste
- Hazardous Waste
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Medical Waste
- Paint cans – must be empty to be accepted
- Radioactive waste
- Railroad ties
- Reactive Waste
- Septic Waste
- Sewage treatment plants solids
- Used Oils – motor, hydraulic, mineral, cutting, etc.
- White Goods – refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc
- Yard Waste, grass clippings, limbs or leaves, fire wood or logs