Refuse and Recycling collection information – January 6 through 11, 2014
Due to the dangerously cold temperatures and difficulties posed by the nearly two feet of snow accumulation in Skokie, the collection schedules for refuse and recycling are changed for the week. Residents are reminded to make sure their refuse and recycling carts are accessible to collection crews. Due to the fluctuating collection schedule for the week, residents with curbside set out should leave toter carts in place until the materials have been collected.
Tuesday, January 7 – attempt to collect from all Monday/Thursday routes
Wednesday, January 8 – finish all Monday/Thursday collections; begin Tuesday/Friday collections
Thursday, January 9 – finish all Tuesday/Friday collections; begin Monday/Thursday collections
Friday, January 10 – finish all Monday/Thursday collections; begin Tuesday/Friday collections
Saturday, January 11 – if needed, finish all Tuesday/Friday collections
Tuesday, January 7 – collect Monday routes; Wednesday, January 8 –collect Tuesday routes; Friday, January 10 –collect Thursday routes; Saturday, January 11 –collect Friday routes
The community’s patience and understanding with refuse and recycling collection service variables given the harsh weather conditions are greatly appreciated.
Snow clearing update – January 6, 2014
On Monday, January 6, Public Works crews continued to clear snow from the streets, with alternate-side parking on the even-numbered side of the street in effect until 6 p.m. Public Works crews also continued alley and sidewalk plowing. Although alternate-side parking will not be in effect on January 7, crews will continue to clear snow from areas that are accessible.
Residents are reminded that the Village of Skokie does not have jurisdiction over many major roads in Skokie, including Crawford Avenue, Old Orchard Road, Skokie Boulevard, Golf Road, Touhy Avenue, sections of Gross Point Road and others. All snow removal from these roads is the responsibility of either Cook County or the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Residents are asked to please try to clear the snow from around fire hydrants on or near their property.
Extreme Cold Weather Predicted
Residents are advised to take common sense precautions, and to stay indoors whenever possible. Information from Commonwealth Edison on power outages is available at ComEd.com\map. Click here for more cold weather precaution information and details on community warming centers.