Village of Bradley

The Village Hall is located at:
147 S. Michigan, Bradley, IL 60915
815 932 2125

Village of Bradley

Public Works


About the Department

Public Works is responsible for the construction, care, and cleanliness of all public streets, alleys, sidewalks, and other public ways. The department shall see to it that all gutters and drains on all public streets, alleys, and driveways function properly and are kept free from defects.

The department shall supervise the lighting of the public streets and alleys and shall keep the lighting system in efficient operation and good repair.

The superintendent of Public Works shall further be charged with the enforcement of all ordinance provisions relating to public streets, sidewalks, and public ways, except traffic ordinances, and is authorized to enforce such ordinances.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Streets

  • Alleys

  • Parks

  • Trees

  • Sidewalks

  • Curbs

  • Retention Ponds

Public Works Contact


  • Terry Memenga

    Director
Public Works Director Terry Memenga
  • Dennis Peters

    Department Supervisor

Street Maintenance

Leaf Collection

Leaf Vac will run two weeks in the spring and four to six weeks in the fall. Follow these simple directions:

  • Leaf collection will be on a weekly schedule.
  • Place leaves in rows along the easements.
  • Neighborhoods with sidewalks next to the curb should rake leaves to grass edge next to sidewalk.
  • Do not rake leaves into the streets because this can cause storm sewers to become clogged in rain.
  • These are leaf machines; they only pick up leaves.
  • To prevent damaging the machines, make sure there are no rocks, branches, or other solid materials in the leaf piles.
  • Do not park vehicles near rows of leaves because we can't reach the leaves with the vac.
  • Brown paper yard-waste bags can be used instead of leaf vac and are also picked up on your regular garbage day.

Snow Removal

Snow removal to clear the streets for the efficient movement of traffic after a three-inch snowfall forbids, by ordinance, any motor vehicles from being parked on village streets according to the following priority schedule:

1. All subdivisions and north-south streets

2. All east-west streets

3. All alleys

Plows will first make a path down the middle of all streets then will continue the above schedule until streets are cleared from curb to curb. Alleys will be plowed after all streets are cleared.

Any vehicles parked in violation of ordinance will be considered a hazard to traffic and a public nuisance and may be removed by an authorized towing service designated by the Police Department. Towing and storage shall be at the owner's expense as well as any fines that may be imposed.

Disabled or elderly residents with special needs

Contact the Street & Alley Department at 815-933-3715. A heavy snowfall is difficult for everyone and the cooperation of all village residents is appreciated.

Winter Snow Reminder

The Village of Bradley experienced a winter season last year that broke records. The area saw snow amounts that exceeded averages, as well as temperatures that chilled us to the bone. Some say this year could be a repeat of last year. The Public Works Department is ready for the snow with eight (8) large trucks, four (4) pickup trucks, as well as other specialized snow removal equipment.

Public Works begins a snow removal operation when streets start to become slippery. When forecasts show imminent accumulations of snow or ice, Public Works may pre-salt some streets in anticipation of the weather moving in.

The Village has been partitioned into eight (8) distinct areas, referred to as Snow Routes A thru H. View the Snow Route Map. Each snow route is further broken down into sections. This organization allows management to communicate with snow plow drivers as they work through their assigned routes to address snow removal efficiently. The State clears snow from Rt.45 (Kennedy Dr.), and Rt. 50 (Kinzie Ave.). The County clears snow from Armour Road, and 5000 (St. George Road). Additionally, the Township is responsible for clearing parts on Cardinal Drive north of Larry Power Road.

There are two Ordinances residents need to be aware of that outline parking on the street, and blowing or shoveling snow into streets. First, Ordinance # Sec. 52-139 (Snow removal) states after 3” of snow a north/south parking plan goes into effect in central and east Bradley. The plan allows our snow plow drivers to clear the snow from the streets as effectively and safely as possible. In addition, the ordinance states neighborhoods with homes that have driveways fall under the 3” rule as well. The Ordinance states cars must be moved off the street after snow accumulates to 3” so roads can be cleared of snow, after snow removal operations have been completed cars can once again be parked on the street. The second Ordinance # Sec. 44-217 (Placing snow in streets, alleys, right-of-way declared unlawful) states it is unlawful to place snow from your property into any street, alley, or Village right-of-way. Putting snow in a street or alley that has already been plowed causes a hazard for the area residents.

Often times we find that residents start clearing the end of their driveways before our snow removal operation is complete. This causes some to become frustrated when our trucks return to a neighborhood to perform the final “curb pass”. Plowing all the way to the curb is important for drainage when snow starts to melt. If storm drains are not exposed it makes it difficult for melting snow to find its way to the storm sewer system. Please wait until the snow stops completely, and our trucks have made their final curb pass, before you clear the end of your driveway. And remember, placing the snow from your driveway into the street is illegal.

Road Construction

Be aware of road construction during the summer months. This part of the site will be updated as known or estimated dates become available.

Street Cleaning

The street sweeper will run on weekly schedule during the second week of the months April through October. Do not park on street at these times.

Special Pickup

Call Bradley Public Works at 815-932-2125 for work orders to pick up many large items, tires, cement, etc. or for more information. The additional charge for special pickup items will be on your monthly sewer bill.

Brush / Branch Collection Information

  • Brush/Branch collection is conducted on a monthly basis within the corporate limits of the Village of Bradley from April through October.
  •  It is for residents only
  • The Village is divided into two sections
    • Section 1 is WITHOUT alleys
    • Section 2 is WITH alley
  •  Section 1 pickup will begin on the first Monday of the month..
  • Section 2 pickup will begin on the third Monday of the month
  • While the collection begins on Monday, it may take more than one day to complete our route. Please be patient.
  • Your pile should not exceed 2’ in height, 2’ in width, and 10’ in length.
  • The brush/branch pick up program is for disposal of “trimmings” and not for the complete take down of a tree. Disposal of large trees can be handled by a professional tree service or you may arrange for a “special pick up” through the village and have a service fee added to your sewer bill.

Storm Water Management

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency requires communities such as the Village of Bradley to complete a General NPDES Permit No. ILR40 (commonly referred to as MS4 Permit). The MS4 permit authorizes the Village to discharge to surface waters of the state.

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Garbage & Recycling

Trash Collection

Household Garbage

All household garbage is to be placed out for pickup by 6 a.m. on your regular pickup day. Household trash should be placed inside the toter provided by Allied Waste of Momence.

If additional containers are needed, please call or email customer service.

If you are in need of an extra pickup or require a large container for a special cleanup, contact Allied customer service.

Yard Waste

Yard waste service is provided from April 1 through November 30 on your regular garbage pickup day.

There are three ways to dispose of your yard waste:

  1. Apply the “Yard Waste” sticker to your own 35-gallon container. “Yard Waste” stickers are available at the Village Hall or by calling customer service. The stickers are used to identify yard waste containers and are available at no charge.
  2. Place all waste in biodegradable brown paper yard waste bags. Yard waste bags can be found at local hardware and grocery stores.
  3. Rent a 96-gallon yard waste container from Allied Waste for an annual fee of $30 by contacting Allied customer service.

Yard Waste contaminated with trash will not be serviced. A sticker notifying the resident of contamination will be placed on the yard waste. Yard waste in plastic bags is not acceptable.

Please Note

Tree branches must be bundled in a maximum 2-foot in diameter and 4 feet in length and should weigh no more than 40 pounds. Tree branches in excess of 2 inches in diameter will not be removed by Allied.

E-Waste

The Village of Bradley has a permanent electronic waste recycling site located at our Public Works building at 210 East Broadway.

The site is a self-service location accessible 7 days a week.

Brush and Branch Pick up Information

Brush / Branch Collection Information

  • Brush/Branch collection is conducted on a monthly basis within the corporate limits of the Village of Bradley from April through October.
  •  It is for residents only
  • The Village is divided into two sections
    • Section 1 is WITHOUT alleys
    • Section 2 is WITH alley
  •  Section 1 pickup will begin on the first Monday of the month..
  • Section 2 pickup will begin on the third Monday of the month
  • While the collection begins on Monday, it may take more than one day to complete our route. Please be patient.
  • Your pile should not exceed 2’ in height, 2’ in width, and 10’ in length.
  • The brush/branch pick up program is for disposal of “trimmings” and not for the complete take down of a tree. Disposal of large trees can be handled by a professional tree service or you may arrange for a “special pick up” through the village and have a service fee added to your sewer bill.

Bulk Trash Collection

Bulk item service (including white goods and minor remodeling waste) will be provided weekly on your regular service day. If you have excess bulk items (white goods, furniture, mattress, etc.), please contact our customer service department for a special pickup and pricing.

Contact


  • Allied Waste Services

    Customer Service

Holiday Schedule

Should your regular pickup day fall on or after one of the following holidays, your pickup will be delayed one day for that week only:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

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Recyclable Items

Recycle toters are marked for recycling only. Recycling service is provided every other week versus weekly.

Toters cannot be contaminated with trash! A sticker notifying the resident of contamination will be placed on the toter.

Please Note

The 95-gallon totes for recycling should not contain yard waste or trash.

Acceptable Recycling Items Include:

  • Aluminum and Tin
  • Bimetal Materials
  • Cardboard
  • Chipboard
  • Glass
  • HPDE Plastics
  • LDPE Plastics
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Office Paper
  • PET Plastics
  • Telephone Books

Recycling Guide

Accepted

Paper/Other Fibers

White/Colored Copy Paper, computer paper, glossy paper, envelopes, newspaper, telephone books, file folders, magazines, junk mail, post-it notes, paper bags and cardboard. *Staples are acceptable.

Plastic Containers:

Plastic containers marker #1- #7 (excluding only #6). Including water and pop bottles, milk and juice jugs, margarine/butter tubs, yogurt cups, ketchup bottles, household cleaners, coffee creamer containers, etc. Trays from frozen meals can also be recycled so long as they are rinsed clean.

Tin and Aluminum Cans:

Empty cans including pop and soup cans.

Glass Bottles & Jars:

Empty clear and colored glass bottles/jars.

Not Accepted

Paper/Other Fibers:

 No carbon paper, self-stick labels, gum/candy wrappers, tissue paper, waxed paper, paper cups, or paper towels.

Plastic Containers:

No plastic marked #6 (including take-out containers, Styrofoam, packing peanuts, CD/DVD covers, etc.) No film plastic (plastic bags, saran wrap, etc). No plastic silverware.

Tin and Aluminum Cans:

No aerosol cans or foil.

Glass Bottles & Jars

No flat glass, light bulbs, dinnerware, ceramics, or Pyrex.


Electronic Recycling

By State law, effective January 1, 2012, the following items will be banned from landfills and no longer picked up by garbage collections:

Personal Computers

Electronic Mice

Cords & Cables

Paper Shredders

Copy / Fax / Scanners

Speakers / Stereo Systems

UPS ( Batter Pickups)

Palm Books / Hand-Helds

Laptops

Modems

Adding Machines

Telephones / Cell Phones

Televisions

CB / Two-way Radios

Printers (laser, inkjet, etc)

Video game consoles

Monitors

Hard Drives

Postage Machines

Answering Machines

VCR, DVD & laser disc Players

Digital Clocks

Cameras (film, digital, etc.)

Game Controllers

Keyboards

CD Rom/Zip/Tape Drives

Calculators

Typewrites / Word Processors

Portable Radio / CD Players

CDs, DVDs, Floppy Discs, etc.

String Light (Holiday lights on wires)

Electronic Recycling
Drop-off Location


Bradley residents may also utilize the existing electronic recycling drop-off site located behind the Public Works Building.

  • 210 E. Broadway, Bradley, IL 60915

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    8AM-3PM
    Self-service

  • 147 S. Michigan
    Bradley, IL 60915

  • Phone: 815-932-2125

  • Fax: 815-933-9496

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