DO YOU KNOW that you can get a 95-gallon yard waste cart from Nu-Way Disposal for no charge?
The Village's contract with Nu-Way Disposal includes disposal of yard waste along with
separate, no charge 95-gallon carts for this purpose. Please read the Trash Collection page for details.
If You Must Burn, Do It Safely and Courteously. Make Safety a
- Notify your immediate neighbors when you intend to burn so that they may take steps to minimize any negative effects they may experience.
- Try to burn on sunny days rather than cloudy ones
- Avoid burning on holidays
The following rules will be enforced by Will County and the Village of Homer Glen:
- Burning of trash, rubbish, garbage, general household waste and construction or demolition debris is prohibited.
- Only burn yard waste material that is completely dry to the touch.
- Never burn closer than 50 feet to any structure (house, garage, shed, fence, etc.).
- Never burn on any paved roadway or street or on any sidewalks or other public rights-of-way.
- Have a quick means of extinguishing the fire readily available, such as a garden hose or fire extinguisher.
- An adult must be present at all times.
- Never leave a fire unattended.
- Only yard waste generated by your property may be burned on your property.
- Keep fires at least 20 feet from any trees or shrubs.
- Never burn grass clippings.
Homer Glen Code Compliance Officer: (708) 301-1301
Homer Glen police non-emergency phone number: (708) 301-9274
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Consider This Clean Alternative to Burning
As we clean our properties of yard waste including leaves, tree branches, and landscape waste the Village of Homer Glen is encouraging residents to take advantage of the yard waste services provided by NuWay Disposal. As a safe alternative to burning, all yard waste can be picked up on your regular pickup day from April 1st through November 30th, at no extra cost.
Burning creates environmental and health repercussions which can be an unpleasant experience for residents who suffer from asthma and other breathing disorders. Please be considerate of your neighbors and follow these simple rules to minimize the danger and nuisance of the resulting smoke and damage to structures and property.
- Notify your immediate neighbors when you intend to burn so that they may take steps to minimize any effects they may experience.
- Only burn landscape material that is completely dry and free from non-organic debris.
- Open burning is prohibited on Village Roadways, sidewalks and other right-of-ways.
- For safety reasons, open burning fires must be at least 50 feet from all structures.
- Never burn when the wind speed is below 5 m.p.h. or over 15 m.p.h.
- All fires must be constantly attended with some type of extinguishing devise such as a garden hose or fire extinguisher.
- Avoid burning on holidays.
Recreational Fires for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or of combustible material and shall not exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height. Fires in approved containers shall be no less than 15 feet from a structure.
Open burning fires, which are offensive or objectionable because of smoke or odor emissions or when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances make such fires hazardous, may be subject to extinguishment by local authorities.
Open burning permits may be obtained from your local fire protection district. Open burning permits can be obtained for agricultural or wildlife management practices, prevention or control of disease or pests and for a bonfire. Let's help make this a safe and enjoyable outdoor season for all.
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Ordinance No. 01-078 dated November 20, 2001
An Ordinance Prohibiting Open Burning on Village Roadways and Other village Property.