Where is the Village Hall located and what are the hours
The Village Hall is located at 625 Dixie Highway. The hours are Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday).
What day is refuse/recycle pickup?
Trash pickup is every Monday (except if a holiday falls on Monday then pick-up is changed to Tuesday). Refuse should be placed out in a covered container prior to 7:00 a.m. on pick up day but no earlier than the prior evening. (Refuse placed out earlier than the evening before collection day constitutes a nuisance and is subject to fine).
Recycling is every other Monday http://mydisposal.com/town/beecher/ Recyclables must only be placed in the container provided by Star Disposal and should be placed out to the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on pick-up day or the evening before. Glass, aluminum, tin, plastic, newspapers, and cardboard should all be put together loose in the recycling container.
My water bill is high this time - what can I check?
A small but frequent water leak can quickly add up. Check faucets, a small drip from a leaky faucet can waste 25 gallons in a 24 hour period. Make sure the water softener is operating correctly. Check your toilet for leaks by putting a small amount of food coloring in the tank. If the coloring appears in the bowl, there is a leak in the tank plumbing. If none of these conditions are present, call the Village Hall at 946-2261 for further assistance.
When is my water bill due?
Water and sewer bills are sent out on or around the 5th of every other month and are due on the 30th of that month (except for weekends and holidays). Charges for residential refuse collection and also included on these bills. A schedule of rates is available online and at the Village Hall.
Do I need a license for my dog?
Village ordinance requires that all dogs within the Village must be licensed and wear tags. Dog tags are $10.00 each and must be purchased at the Village Hall by March 15th. After the March 15th deadline, the price of dog tags increases to $15.00 each. Per Village Ordinance, there is a maximum of three dogs per household.
What are the rules regarding weeds and tall grass?
It is unlawful to permit any grasses or weeds to grown a height exceeding eight (8”) inches anywhere in the Village. Violators are subject to fines.
I want to have a block party, is a permit required?
Yes, a permit is required. A block party permit may be obtained through the Beecher Police Department. The Beecher Police Department is located at 724 Penfield Street or may be contacted by calling 708-946-6388.
Are there restrictions about parking vehicles?
Certain curbed streets in the Village prohibit parking on one side due to the width of the streets. Parking is restricted on certain streets for safety reasons to allow emergency vehicles and school buses to make it through. Not all curbed streets in the Village prohibit parking on both sides. The streets that prohibit parking on one side are posted with signs within the subdivision.
PARKING REGULATIONS AFTER A SNOWFALL: It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street in the Village at any time within a twenty-four (24) hour period following a snowfall of two inches (2″) or more. This shall include parking on the paved portion of any roadway or thoroughfare and also the paved portion of any village-owned right of way adjacent to such roadway in a business district. Violators are issued a ticket by the Police Department either before or during snow removal and vehicles that pose a traffic safety hazard may be towed.
Do I need a vehicle sticker?
The Village of Beecher does not require a vehicle sticker.
Where do I purchase yard waste bags?
Residents may use any retail paper yard waste bags as long as they display a green Homewood/Star Disposal sticker. These stickers are sold at Beecher Hardware, Walt’s Food Center and the Beecher Village Hall. If you still have Homewood/Star Disposal yard waste bags on hand, you can continue to use them and they do not require a green sticker.
If you’d prefer to not use the paper bags or have a lot of yard waste each year, Homewood/Star Disposal also offers yard waste cart rental. The price of the cart is $160 per year for unlimited yard waste. Contact Homewood/Star Disposal directly for cart rental. Their website is https://mydisposal.com/towns/beecher-garbage and their phone number is 708-748-8381. You will be billed directly from Homewood/Star Disposal for cart rental.
- Yard Waste Season is April 1st thru November 30th
- By Illinois state law, yard waste cannot be disposed of with regular garbage.
- Yard waste can be placed in brown paper yard waste bags or in yard waste carts.
- Yard waste cannot be placed inside plastic garbage bags.
- Yard waste bags and containers cannot exceed 50 pounds each and should be able to be reasonably lifted by one person. Yard waste will be picked up on regularly scheduled garbage days.