Seasonal

The change of seasons brings the department's focus to different seasonal activities. See below for pertinent information and what the focus is for every season.

  1. Fall
  2. Summer
  3. Spring
  4. Winter

Village of Lombard’s Free Leaf Collection Program: November 9 – December 18 

Lombard’s annual six-week free leaf pick-up for residents will begin Monday, Nov. 9 and end Friday, Dec. 18, when all yard waste collection will cease for the year.  During this time, residential property owners may place an unlimited amount of paper bags containing only leaves curbside on their normal Waste Management collection day without need of stickers.  This program has been adjusted to begin later, in order to accommodate later leaf fall patterns.  Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of the Compost Bin Reimbursement Program, which provides up to $80.  The Free Leaf Collection Program does not include brush collection, which requires bundling with non-plastic twine and yard waste stickers.  Visit www.villageoflombard.org/yardwaste for information on leaf and brush collection,.

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Village of Lombard’s Recycling Extravaganza Cancelled

The Village has cancelled its Recycling Extravaganza in the interests of safety and promoting other options.  A flyer will be mailed in September to all residential customers and also made available on the Village’s website advising of convenient local options for reuse and recycling, often with charitable organizations.  Please see www.villageoflombard.org/recycling for additional information.

Fall Blood Drive

The Village of Lombard is hosting its annual fall blood drive on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in honor of Veterans Day. This event also recognizes the former Village President Bill Mueller, who passed away in 2012. Residents are encouraged to donate blood in honor of Mueller’s dedication to Lombard’s veterans. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will not be hosted at Village Hall. For location information and appointment details, visit villageoflombard.org/blooddrives or contact Carol Bauer at (630)620-5712 or bauerc@villageoflombard.org

Halloween Safety Tips and Reminders

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holiday past times may look a little different this year. Each resident must make the decision as to whether or not they would like to engage in Halloween activities, and if so, how. If you do not wish to participate, you may turn off your front lights or post a sign indicating that you do not wish to participate in trick-or-treating this year. For residents who do wish to participate, the Village is sharing safety recommendations from IDPH and the CDC at www.villageoflombard.org/halloween. The Village recommends trick-or-treating hours from 3-7 p.m., to help keep our community safe. 

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Halloween

Drive Sober Halloween Witch (JPG)The Lombard Police Department is urging motorists to commit to sober driving this Halloween when children and their families may be walking through neighborhoods after dark. If you plan on drinking, remember to plan for a sober ride home. Impaired drivers should never get behind the wheel. It is illegal in Illinois to drive impaired by alcohol, drugs or any other substance. Remember: DUIs are not restricted to alcohol-related offenses. If you drive high, you’ll get a DUI.

Lombard Police are reminding everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe this Halloween:

  • Plan a safe way to get home before you attend a party.
  • Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get home.
  • Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 9-1-1 as soon as it is safe to do so.
  • If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.

Lombard Police ticket impaired drivers year-round, however extra patrols will be on the roads this Halloween due to federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries: November 1

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 1st. The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents to adopt the simple practice of changing smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries when changing your clocks.  The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.