Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: October 18, 2021
Autumn is marking its arrival with falling leaves that sprinkle themselves across our yards and streets. To help prevent flooding and clogged sewers, residents are asked to please help keep all excess fallen leaves cleared from their yards, gutters, and curbs.
Maintaining your property and raking leaves also protects the water supply from pollution caused by the phosphorus released by the decomposition of the fallen leaves, which leads to the development of algae blooms and decreases the oxygen for our local fish. Fallen leaves also have the potential to create localized flooding of our storm drains if not properly and regularly cleared.
Following is a video published by DuPage County regarding the importance of keeping storm drains and sewers clear of leaves and other debris: youtube.com/watch?v=tAZhFXImqfY
Waste Management provides a Yard Waste Program for the Village of Westmont from early April to early December to make the disposal of leaves easy and convenient for residents.
FREE LEAF COLLECTION IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBERDuring the month of November, residents can put out an unlimited number of kraft paper bags of leaves without a yard waste sticker. Other yard waste such as grass clippings need to be in a separate kraft bag or container and require a yard waste sticker.
For more information, contact Waste Management at wm.com or call 1-800-964-8988.