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Tree Collection

Tree and wreath collection.

 

Live Christmas Tree Collection

  • Free curbside collection of live Christmas trees will be offered by Republic Services from December 31, 2012 through January 11, 2013. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and hooks and should NOT be placed in bags.
  • The Downers Grove Park District will offer free Christmas tree recycling from December 26, 2012 through January 13, 2013 Trees are turned into chips which will be used as mulch within parks and landscaping projects. 

    Drop-off sites will be at:
    • Whitlock Park, (40th St. & Fairview Ave.) in the parking lot off of Fairview Avenue.
    • McCollum Park, (6801 S. Main St.), in the north parking lot off of 67th Street. 

 

Holiday Hours

The Village of Downers Grove reminds residents that most Village offices will be closed on Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; and Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.

Garbage Holidays

There will be no garbage collection on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. For those with garbage collection on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, garbage and recycling will be collected one day later than normally scheduled during these two weeks.

Grove Commuter Shuttle Schedule

The shuttle will not run on Monday, December 24, 2012, Tuesday, December 25,2012 and also on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Commuter parking lots are FREE on those days.

On Monday, December 31, 2012 the following afternoon schedule will be in effect:

NORTH ROUTE

Table 1: North route commuter bus schedule.
LocationScheduled Timetable
Train Departs Union Station: 2:30 pm 3:18 pm 3:56 pm 4:44 pm 5:26 pm
Bus Meets Train Arriving At:  2:53 pm 3:41 pm 4:23 pm 5:09 pm 5:51 pm

WEST ROUTE

Table 2: West route commuter bus schedule.
LocationScheduled Timetable
Train Departs Union Station: 2:30 pm 3:18 pm 3:56 pm 4:44 pm 5:26 pm
Bus Meets Train Arriving At:  2:57 pm 3:45 pm 4:27 pm 5:13 pm 5:55 pm

SOUTHEAST ROUTE

Table 3: Southeast route commuter bus schedule.
LocationScheduled Timetable
Train Departs Union Station: 2:30 pm 3:18 pm 3:56 pm 4:28 pm 4:44 pm 5:04 pm
 5:26 pm 5:49 pm
Bus Meets Train Arriving At:  2:53 pm 3:41 pm 4:23 pm * 4:59 pm * 5:09 pm 5:29 pm
 5:51 pm 6:14 pm

*This bus will meet the 4:59 AND wait for the 5:09, also.

SOUTHWEST ROUTE

Table 4: Southwest route commuter bus schedule.
LocationScheduled Timetable
Train Departs Union Station: 2:30 pm 3:18 pm 3:56 pm 4:28 pm 4:44 pm 5:04 pm
 5:26 pm 5:49 pm
Bus Meets Train Arriving At:  2:53 pm 3:41 pm 4:23 pm * 4:59 pm * 5:09 pm 5:29 pm
 5:51 pm 6:14 pm

*This bus will meet the 4:59 AND wait for the 5:09, also.