Yard Waste Pickup Ends This Week

The last day for yard waste pickup is Monday, November 24 for residents with Monday pickup; Wednesday, November 26 for residents with Wednesday pickup; and Friday, November 28 (due to the holiday) for residents with Thursday pickup. Leaves are considered yard waste and are not an exception to the final yard waste collection date. Yard waste collection will resume in April 2015.
Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kraft yard waste bags, a Waste Management yard waste cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and landscape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste. For more information, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure or call (800) 796-9696.

Office Closures

In 2014, the Village Offices will be closed November 27-28 (Thanksgiving) and December 24-25 (Christmas).  In 2015, Thursday, January 1, 2015 (New Year’s Day); Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day); and Monday, February 16 (President’s Day).

Candlelight Christmas

Celebrate the holidays in Downtown Plainfield on Saturday, November 29 during Candlelight Christmas and Small Business Saturday.  There will be pictures with Santa, carriage rides, and the lighting of the crèche.  Click here for a schedule of events.


Toys for Tots

The Village Hall is serving as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots this year.  Drop off new, unwrapped toys in the Village Hall Lobby by December 5!


Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Program Update

The contractor has completed all of the concrete work for the curb and sidewalk program. Restoration of landscaping is scheduled for the week of November 24th.


Coffee with the Mayor - December 10

Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street.  All residents are invited.

Consolidated Election - April 7, 2015

Petitions for Village Trustee (3 open positions, each position is for a 4 year term) are now available.  Petitions can be picked up at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street, from the Village Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.  Petitions must be filed with the Village Clerk.  The first day to file is December 15, 2014 at 9 am and the last day to file is December 22, 2014 at 5 pm.  More Information


Snow Info

For updates on plowing during a snow event, follow the Village's Public Works Department on Facebook (Plainfield, IL Public Works) and/or Twitter (@PlainfieldILPW).  The Village also has a hotline for snowplowing updates: (815) 609-6145.  Click here to review the Village's snowplowing procedures.


Christmas Tree Disposal

After the holiday, Waste Management will pick up live Christmas Trees on your regular refuse collection day. Trees should be bundled properly and placed at the curb. They must be four (4) feet or shorter in length and width and tied with string or twine, weighing 50 pounds or less.

Green Village Program

The Green Village Series kicks off the new year, on January 12 at 7 pm, with a program entitled, “The History of Farming with the Early Leaders,” presented by Kay McKeen at the Plainfield Library.  Register online.


State of the Village

Mayor Collins will present the State of the Village Address on January 21 at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. For details, please call 815-436-4431 or visit plainfieldchamber.com.


Fire Hydrants

Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow, it is important for the Fire and Water Departments to have easy access to all hydrants.


Energy Assistance

Contact the Will County Center for Community Concerns at 815-722-0722 or visit wcccc.net for information on energy assistance, weatherization, and community service block grant programs.


Refuse Collection Reminder

Waste Management holidays that fall on a refuse collection day will cause collection to be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.  Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 27) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
Christmas Day (Thursday, December 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.
New Year's Day (Thursday, January 1) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with Thursday collection only.


I-55 NB & SB Exit Ramps to US 30 Widening Project

IDOT is working on the northbound and southbound I-55 exit ramps at Route 30 in Joliet. The work requires both I-55 exit ramps to be reduced in width. The closures are necessary to complete widening of embankment and installation of an additional left turn lane on the northbound ramp and an additional right turn lane on the southbound ramp. New traffic signals will be installed on US 30 at both the northbound and southbound ramps. The anticipated completion date for this project is December 15, 2014. Motorists can expect delays in advance of these exit ramps. Drivers are urged to use caution in work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.


Calling All Homeowners Associations

If you are the president or management company for a HOA, please email us your contact information (name, address, phone, & e-mail address). That way, we can provide information on meetings for homeowners associations and advance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.