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Fall Schedule for Landscape Waste Site
It's a long stretch between spring and fall landscape waste site dates, and folks are probably itching to dispose of summer garden waste, flower clippings, and more.
The landscape waste site will be open Saturday, September 16th from 8-10 a.m. Other Saturday dates are Sept. 30th, Oct. 14th & 28th, and Nov. 4th & 18th. The site will also be open from 1-3 p.m. on the following Mondays: Sept. 18th, Oct. 2nd & 16th, and Nov. 6th & 20th.
The site is staffed on Saturdays by volunteers and Mondays by village employees. Please be prepared to show identification. The site is only open to village residents.
Most landscape waste is allowed, with the exception of grass and mulch.
Sewer Fees Drop Off Monthly Utility Bills
On June 19th, village officials voted to pay off two sewer loans sooner than the expiration dates, due in part to extra revenue accumulated by processing leachate for Millenium Waste. As a result, two sewer fees, S2 and S4 were eliminated from utility bills beginning July 1st. A resident using 3,000 gallons of water would realize a savings of $10.98 per month.
The early pay-off of these sewer loans was especially important to former trustee Robert 'Deano' O'Leary, now deceased. He would be happy to know that his wish came to fruition and the burden to Orion's business and residential community has been eased.
One final sewer loan, paid for with revenue generated from the S3 rate found on monthly water and sewer bills, will be paid in full in 2022. Due to regulations in place during refinancing of this loan, it cannot be paid early.
Cross-Connection Control Survey - It's Never Too Late To Submit!
The Village is required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to obtain completed surveys from each property owner in Orion. A Cross-Connection Control Survey was included in the June edition of The Nosy Neighbor newsletter. If you have not yet completed this survey, click on the Downloads tab at the top of this page, select General then Cross Connection Control Survey, print a copy, complete, and return to Village Hall.
If you do not complete a survey, village employees will come to your door and complete it with you. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Can't remember if you submitted the survey? Call us at 309-526-8139. We can help!
Henry County Health Department
For complete information on health programs of benefit to county residents, contact www.henrystarkhealth.com or 309-852-7256. An example of its beneficial programs is the WIC program, assisting qualifying women and children with supplemental foods while learing benefits of proper health and nutrition.
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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