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Illinois law prohibits the disposal of TVs and other electronic equipment in landfills. They must be recycled. BLH Computers at 1832 Stevenson Drive accepts these items for recycling. Most items can be dropped off for free although there is a fee for TVs. Check out their website blhcomputers.com for a list of what can be recycled. Please do not put these items at the curb.
An important part of mosquito control around homes is making sure that mosquitoes don’t have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it is important to monitor standing water sources.
- Be sure to clean out your gutters every year to prevent debris from causing standing water.
- Any containers that may create a breeding ground for mosquitoes should be eliminated. For example – old tires, buckets, plastic containers, and toys.
- Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to eliminate potential mosquito habitat.
- Drain temporary pools of water or fill them in with dirt.
- Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
- Leaky outdoor water faucets can also cause puddles in which mosquitoes can breed.
- Uncovered refuse containers and junk piles can cause water to accumulate.
- Clean up leaf litter, but don’t rake it into gutters, or storm drains, or the street. Doing so may cause water to stop flowing and create ponds where mosquitoes may lay eggs.
You may be surprised by what’s buried in your yard. That’s because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground.
Protect yourself and your family. State law requires you to notify JULIE at least two business days (excludes weekends and holidays) before any digging project regardless of the project size or depth. Even if you are digging in the same location as a previous project, notify JULIE. This is a free service.
You can prevent injury and avoid damage by following these five important steps:
- Pre-mark or outline the proposed dig area using white paint or flags
- Call or click JULIE
- Wait two business days
- Respect the marks
- Dig with care
Enter your own locate request online using E-Request or simply call 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123. Call center agents are available 24/7.
JULIE’s free Homeowner’s Guide provides helpful information here. JULIE neither owns nor marks underground lines, however we alert our member utility companies so they can mark your property for safe digging. See what those different flags mean.
As a reminder, member utility companies are only required to mark the underground lines that they own, not privately installed or owned lines. Click here for details.