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Fall is Here - Landscape Waste Site Hours!
The landscape waste site, located on 4th Street across from the sewer plant, will open Saturday, September 19th. The site will be open from 8-10:00 a.m. Other Saturdays include Oct. 3, 17, & 31 and Nov. 7 & 21.
In addition, the site will be open from 1-3:00 p.m. on the Mondays of Sept. 21, Oct. 5 & 19, and Nov. 2 & 16.
Grass and mulch are not allowed at the landscape waste site. Other landscape waste is accepted (leaves, garden debris, tree limbs cut to a reasonable length, bush trimmings, etc.). Only village residents are allowed to use the facility. Volunteers will man the site during open hours. Identification may be required.
Many Thanks To Volunteers
This summer, volunteers scraped and painted 62 fire hydrants in the village. This totals 56% of existing hydrants. Orion residents and organizations pitched in and banded together to take on this task. The village hopes the Adopt-A-Hydrant program will continue next summer and the remainder of the hydrants can be completed at that time.
If you or your organization are looking for a community service project it's never too early to sign up for 2016. Choose the hydrant(s) you wish to paint and call village hall with your selection. Scrapers, paint brushes, and paint are availble at village hall for your convenience. Though all hydrants are red, village staff will inform you of an alternate color for the top of the hydrant. The alternate color is indicative of the water pressure at that hydrant.
Those wishing to dispose of appliances may contact Joel Conrad at 1.309.945.1944 or Mike DePaepe at 1.309.235.2188 for private disposal.
Another Option for E-Waste
Eagle Enterprises Recycling, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of an electronics collection site at its facility in Galva. Beginning January 2012, the number of electronic items banned from landfills will be expanded, making it ever more difficult to dispose of those televisions, computer monitors, printers, and the like.
Electronic recyclables cannot be combined with residential recyclables, so DO NOT put electronics in your curbside bin. Electronics can only be disposed by transporting them to 510 S. E. Industrial Avenue, Galva, during Eagle's business hours of 6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for bringing items to the collection site.
Don't Miss Your Chance to Recycle Curbside
Curbside recycling is available to all single family homes in Orion. To obtain a roll-out container, call Eagle Recycling at 1.888.932.2936. The company will deliver the container directly to your house. Pick up is every other Thursday. You can find the pickup dates by clicking on our calendar tab at the top of this page or get a copy at Village Hall.
The fee to participate is $3.25 per month and is automatically added to your monthly utility bill. Seniors who qualify for the senior property tax freeze through the Henry County Assessor's office will not be charged the fee. The village will obtain an updated list from Henry County once per year.
Automatic Payment of Your Water & Sewer Bill
Are you interested in the hassle-free method of bill payment? If so, consider signing up for automatic payment of your water and sewer bill. To get the application form click on Community, Utilities, ACH. Complete the form, attach a voided check of the account from which you want funds deducted, and drop off at Village Hall for processing. It's as easy as that!
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