Large item pick-up and drop- off services now available for Sangamon County residents
Monday, October 02, 2023
SANGAMON COUNTY, IL – Sangamon County has announced the start of the Large Item Pick-up Program, catering exclusively to residents living outside the City of Springfield Corporate Limits. Beginning today, October 2nd, the new program allows eligible residents to schedule pick-up or drop-off of large items not typically accommodated by regular waste management services. The Sangamon County Board unanimously approved the partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County at its September Board meeting.
County Board Member and Chairman of the Public Health Committee, James Schackmann, says, “The Large Item Pick-up Program meets County residents’ unique needs by providing a convenient disposal option of large unneeded items. In addition to assisting some of our more rural residents, the new program will contribute to overall County cleanliness.”
All eligible residents qualify for free scheduled residential curbside pick-up of up to six items per calendar year. Pick-ups can be divided into two transactions.
Eligible items include furniture, appliances, mattresses, and other bulky household objects. Restricted items include hazardous materials, tires, TVs, and other electronic goods. A complete list of eligible and restricted items can be found at SangamonIL.Gov/Habitat.
County Board Member Annette Fulgenzi said, “By offering this service, we are empowering residents to dispose of their large items properly, reducing illegal dumping, and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of our County.”
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County provides Springfield residents with an identical large item pick-up program. The City of Springfield program is unchanged by the new partnership with the County; Springfield residents should continue to use the service as they have in the past.
“We are glad to see the Large Item Pick-up Program extending to the entire County,” said Colleen Stone, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. “Our program has been very successful within the City of Springfield, and I believe all residents will benefit from this service.”
Upon scheduling a pick-up, residents will receive detailed instructions and guidelines for preparing their items for collection. The program prioritizes environmentally friendly disposal methods, including recycling, repurposing, or appropriate disposal at designated facilities, in alignment with Sangamon County’s commitment to sustainable waste management practices.
Residents must schedule pick-ups and drop-offs in advance by contacting Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County at 217-523-2710, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by scheduling service online at habitatsangamon.vonigo.com/external/.
Important Information Regarding Street Repairs.
Starting September 21,2023 (weather dependent) the Village of Jerome will be conducting Street Repair Projects throughout the Village.
Crews will be working on multiple areas on the following streets.
Welch St., Homewood Ave., W. Glenn Ave.
Leonard St., Fillmore Ave., Homewood Ct.
And Lincoln Ave.
NO VEHICLES TO BE PARKED ON OR ALONG STREET.
VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED AT OWNERS EXPENSE
No Parking Signs will be posted in those areas.
Any Questions please contact Public Works directly
October 2-6, 2023, Public Works will begin limb pickup. This will be the final limb pickup for 2023. Please do not put any brush or limbs out after October 6, 2023. All limb piles must be placed along the street edge BEFORE 7:00am the morning of September 25, 2023. Any piles placed after 7:00am on the October 2nd WILL NOT be picked up. Piles must not be placed out any earlier than 1 WEEK prior to pick up dates. (per Ordinance) Size of pile restrictions are still in place per Ordinance. Any piles larger than 6ft wide x 4ft tall x 8ft long are considered oversize and will require a $75.00 fee to be paid before pickup will occur. Residents who either have “Oversized” piles, or were late setting piles out will be notified via a letter stating why their pile was not removed, and any fees owed, and where to pay fees. Any questions can be directed to Public Works Supervisor David Wilken directly at 217-546-9647.
The Village of Jerome will observe Halloween Trick or Treating Hours from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on October 31, 2023. The Annual Village of Jerome Halloween Event will be held in conjunction with Jerome Methodist Church Trunk or Treat event on Halloween night.
The Village of Jerome is asking for can food donations to be brought up to village hall on Halloween night!
The Village will be donating what is collected to the less fortunate in our community!
The Village will distribute candy in the front of the Civic Center until candy runs out.
We are in need of donations of candies and novelties to hand out!!
Please contact Village Jerome Office @ 217-546-2203.
Sangamon County Public Health will be offering the Flu Clinic at the Jerome Civic Center on October 17, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please bring with you your insurance cards.
The Village has scheduled a Large Item Drop Off on October 14, 2023 from 8 am to Noon.
Residents will be responsible for showing proof of residency
and will be required to unload their items themselves. Items prohibited
are yard waste, paint, appliances, and tires.