Welcome to

The City of

Savanna, Illinois

333 Chicago Avenue

Savanna, IL 61074

8152732251


"Savanna Illinois a
Sportsman's Paradise"
 

   
Welcome to the City of Savanna, Public Works!
Superintendent of Public Works - John Lindeman

City of Savanna Curbside Refuse & Recycling Outline
 
RECYCLABLE ITEM PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS
 
Solid Waste Transfer Station Rules, Charges, & Fees
 
 
A. Transfer station fee - single units
ITEM DESCRIPTION DELIVERED TO
TRANSFER STATION
   
   
Carpet Disposal To Be Determined Based on Quantity     
Garbage Bags $2 each    
Mattress $14 each    
Box Springs
Chair (living room style)
Sofa
Regular Sized Pickup Truck - Level Box
$14 each
$12 each
$20 each
$40 
   
Small Pickup Truck - level box
Dump Truck/Trailer
 
$30 

$150
   
Car Tire
Car Tire with Rim
$2 each
$3 each
   
Truck Tire up to 19.5" $3 each    
Truck Tire 19.5" w/Rim $4 each    
Truck Tire > 19.5"
Truck Tire  > 19.5 w/Rim
$24 each
$30 each
   
Farm & Construction Equip  To be Determined Based on Size
       
B. Transfer-station Items Not Accepted:
Railroad ties, concrete, dirt and similar materials. Roofing and Construction debris.
 As of January 1st, 2012, electronic items are no longer accepted at the landfills, therefore, no large or small electronics will be accepted at the transfer station. There are other disposal opportunities listed at www.moringdisposal.com

Transfer Station/Recycling Center - NEW HOURS STARTING WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 2014.......

Every Friday - 8:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M.
(Please arrive in time to complete recycling tasks, before 11:00 A.M.)

First &Third Saturday Of Every Month - 8:00 A.M. To 11:30 A.M.
(Please arrive in time to complete recycling tasks, before 11:30 A.M.)


The Recycling Center is located on Portland Avenue.   Click
here for map of the area and driving directions from your home.
 
For recycling information, call 815-273-2251 Ext 2 or
 e-mail: jlindeman@savanna-il.us
 
THE CITY OF SAVANNA HAS ENTERED INTO A CONTRACT WITH MORING DISPOSAL FOR CURBSIDE REFUSE & RECYCLING SERVICE.
 
The Public Works department is responsible for maintaining critical components of Savanna's infrastructure.  Public Works includes  Water & Sewer Departments, Street Department,  Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling.
CURBSIDE REUSE & RECYCLING OUTLINE
METAL PRODUCTS
Tin & Aluminum Cans, formed containers, i.e. pie tins and foil products.  Rinse completely and place lids inside of cans.  Labels do not have to be removed.
 
GLASS PRODUCTS
Glass Jars & Bottles only:  Rinse & remove lids.  Labels do not have to be removed.
 
PLASTIC PRODUCTS
Plastic Jugs and bottles: 
Containers with the numbers 1 through 7 on the bottom.  Including drink, food, laundry cleaning supply, oil and antifreeze containers.  All containers must be completely empty with lids removed.  Labels do not have to be removed.
 
PLASTIC PRODUCTS
Newsprint:  Bundle, place in the bottom of recycling bin or place in paper grocery bag.

Junk Mail:  Includes envelopes, fliers, brochures, bill stubs, advertisements in bills, old papers, all white and colored papers.  Place in grocery bag or recycling bin.
Brown Kraft Paper Bags:  Grocery, shopping, lunch bags, etc.
 
Corrugated (Cardboard Boxes):  Break down, bundle and stack in larger boxes of manageable sizes, not to exceed 3 foot square.
 
Other cardboard:  Food boxes such as cereal, baking goods, hamburger helper, macaroni, pasta type boxes, clothing boxes, shoe boxes, toy & game boxes, etc. Beverage cartons, i.e. 12 pack cases, 6 pack carriers, etc. Bundle or stack all items in a box or your recycling bin.
 

GENERAL RECYCLING INFORMATION
 

Recycled items must be at the curb by 6:00 A.M..  Contractor will be starting promptly at 6:00 A.M.

Newsprint and other paper products can be stacked on the bottom of the bin with all other materials co-mingled on top.  This may help to prevent blowing on windy days.

In the event that you have more recyclables than you bin will hold, simply place excess items in a separate bag or container next to your bin.  If a container other than a recycling bin will be used on an ongoing basis, please mark the container clearly for recycling.

All residences must have a recycling bin at the curb to help the driver identify your stop for recycling collection that day.  Additional recycling bins are available for purchase at the City of Savanna.  Plastic grocery bags, styrofoam and blister packaging are not recyclable and should be set out with your trash.

 
RECYCLING PICK UP SCHEDULE
 
See Calendar of Event for Pickup Schedule 
 
GARBAGE PREPARATION GUIDELINES
 
All garbage items must be at the curb by 6:00 A.M. Contractor will be starting promptly at 6:00 A.M.
 
All trash must be placed in a refuse container, bag or box, not larger than 33 gallons in capacity.
 
Containers or bags must not exceed a weight of 40 lbs. Each single family dwelling is allowed up to 2 - 33 gallon bags or trash cans each week along with unlimited recycling.  Customers who use bags smaller that 33 gallons will be allowed more within reason.
 
Residents with bags or refuse container over the (2) allowed each week can purchase garbage stickers at Sullivan Foods, 217 Chicago Avenue, or Savanna City Hall, 333 Chicago Avenue, for $1.00 each.
 
Residents requiring special service for pick-up of bulky furniture or appliances should contact Moring Disposal (1-800-423-0759) for pricing and to make special arrangements for pickup.
 
Large dumpsters are available for household clean-up or remodeling projects.
 
Ashes will be collected, but must be placed out in a paper or plastic bag or cardboard box.
 
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS FOR CURBSIDE COLLECTION

***Please note that as of January 1st, 2012, electronic items are no longer accepted at the landfills, therefore, no large or small electronics will be accepted in your trash.  There are many other disposal opportunities listed at www.moringdisposal.com  We will be updating the website often with new disposal options (e-recycling) in the area.

Tires, automotive batteries, un-drained oil filters, un-dried paint, free liquid of any kind, yard waste, items containing oil or fuel, medical waste, syringes must be sealed in a rigid plastic jug and clearly marked for drivers
 
No household chemicals.  Residents should look for county sponsored hazardous waste clean-up programs.
 
Solid steel posts or crow bars.
 
White goods (Major Appliances)
 
Heavy construction and demolition debris
 
CHIRISTMAS TREE PICKUP
After the holidays, Christmas trees will be accepted as one of the (2) weekly trash items or residents can affix a $1.00 garbage sticker to their tree and set it out for normal weekly collection.
 
 
CONTACT MORING DISPOSAL WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CURBSIDE REFUSE OR RECYCLING REMOVAL PROGRAM AT:
1-800-423-0759

Savanna Water & Sewer

The City of Savanna owns and operates its own municipal water utility consisting of four wells, two elevated water storage tanks, a water reservoir and water distribution system.  Well No. 3 has a capacity of 350 gallons per minute;  Well No. 4 has a capacity of 500 gallons per minute;  Well No. 5 has a capacity of 550 gallons per minute; and Well No. 6 has a capacity of 1200 gallons per minute.

 

Water is pumped directly into the distribution system with a 250,000 gallon elevated storage tank and a 550,000 gallon reservoir acting as an equalizer. Water is pumped from the distribution system by a booster pump located on North Fourth Street to a 50,000 gallon elevated tank to serve the high ground in the north east sector of the City.

 
The distribution system is composed of 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" diameter water mains. Water is treated by the addition of chlorine, fluorides and polyphosphates, in accordance with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency standards. 
 
The water distribution system serves approximately 1350 residential users, 200 commercial users and 45 industrial users. All users are metered. To facilitate meter reading and rendering of service bills, the city has been divided into commercial and residential zones.  Service bills are issued quarterly on a staggered basis.
 

If you have any questions or require additional clarification, please phone us at
815-273-2251 or e-mail jlindeman@savanna-il.us

 


Crew cleaning sanitary sewer system
Crew cleaning sanitary sewer system

Savanna Illinois Recycling
Savanna Illinois City Streets
Savanna's Street Management Plan includes salting, plowing, and sweeping. Savanna's Snow Plowing Operational Plan defines a snow emergency, explains when plows will be called out, defines snow plowing districts, techniques, etc.  The Salting Operations Plan includes information on materials used for salting, which areas will be salted during the storm, and when the plan shall go into effect.
 
 
 

Savanna Illinois Plowing and Salting
SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONAL PLAN
SAVANNA PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
 

A. SNOW EMERGENCY

          A snow emergency is declared when "weather predictions or occurrences indicate the need."  A snow emergency is declared when two inches occurs.  Snow plowing begins as soon as possible.  All streets are plowed on a priority basis. Priority one streets include all hills and primary highways, priority two streets include residential and other municipal service streets including streets in commercial areas. Priority three area include alleys and City parking lots.  Priority three areas are only cleared after priority one and two streets are plowed. 

          It is not possible for snow plows to remove snow from private driveways. If snow is shoveled onto the street from driveways or sidewalks after the street has been plowed, the snow plow will not be back to clear the street again.  Always shovel snow to the right (assuming you are standing in your drive and facing the street or alley), this will result in the least amount of snow being pushed into the driveway.

 
B.  NOTIFICATION AND CALL-OUT OF PERSONNEL
          Snow plow and equipment operators shall consider themselves notified whenever the weather agency forecasts a snow  accumulation of more than two inches and shall be available to call and may notify the radio operator at the Fire Station.  Failure of an employee to respond to call may be subject to disciplinary action.  During non-working hours the Police Department will monitor street conditions and notify the Superintendent or Maintenance Foreman if crews are to be called out.  Initially two plows will be utilized until four (4) inches of snow accumulation has occurred, whereupon all snow equipment may be utilized to clear the streets and alleys.
 
C.  PLAN EFFECT
          The snow removal plan will go into effect only when the accumulation of snow is in excess of two inches, as determined by the Public Works Superintendent or his assistant.  Accumulations less than two (2) inches of snow or ice shall be taken care of  with salt mixed with small diameter rock and sand, as directed by the Public Works supervisory personnel.
D.  SNOW PLOWING DISTRICTS
          The City shall be divided into four snow plowing districts as directed by supervisory personnel.  The areas to be plowed (except alleys) and the equipment assigned to each specific area shall be  determined by supervisory personnel..  Plowing of alleys in each district shall be provided by the assigned vehicle.
 

E.  CONTROLLED PLOWING

          Normal plowing operations techniques shall be utilized on all streets and alleys.  Plowing operations shall start at the center of the longest dimension and the snow angle-plowed towards the side of the street of alley until the street of alley is cleared.  Exceptions are as follows.  Main Street, from Chicago Avenue to Division Street, will be plowed into the center of the street pursuant to removal.  Also, several streets or alleys may be plowed to one side only, when conditions are favorable.  The Superintendent shall identify said streets and alleys.

 
F.  SNOW PLOWING PLAN

          The snow plow routes are identified  as follows:
             (1) PRIMARY DISTRICTS
                    Plowing operations consisting of two units shall be called out for the primary streets when the accumulation of snow is in excess of two (2) inches. The remaining units for the primary streets shall be called  out when the accumulation of snow is in excess of four (4) inches and all units shall remain in service until the streets and alleys are completely plowed.
              (2)SECONDARY DISTRICTS
                    Plowing operations consisting of all available units shall be called out for the secondary streets when the accumulation of snow is in excess of four (4) inches and all units shall remain in service until the streets and alleys are completely plowed. The Superintendent or Foreman will advise if the snow accumulation is in excess of two (2) inches but less than four (4) inches.
             (3)CITY OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
                    Plowing operations shall  be called out for City off-street parking facilities only after the Superintendent has determined that the storm has ceased.

 
G.  PLOWING AGAINST CURB
          Plowing against the curb in areas where the public sidewalk parallels the street shall be accomplished at a reduced speed to prevent depositing snow on the public sidewalk.

 

H.  SPEED FOR SNOW PLOWING 
          The recommended speed for snow plowing is 5 - 15 MPH to reduce damage to the plowing unit.  Damage to equipment is almost always traceable to plowing unit plowing at excessive speeds.
 
I.  SNOW REMOVAL OPERATIONS
          Following the storm, snow removal operations shall be implemented in the following areas during regular working hours.
                 (1) Main Street - from Chicago Avenue to Division Street.
                 (2) Adams Street, Jefferson Street, Madison Street and Murray Street, from alley west of Main Street to the alley east of Main.
                (3) Fourth Street from Bowen Street to Oak Street.
                (4) South side of Bowen Street approximately 75 feet east of Fourth Street.
                (5) Any other area as determined by the Superintendent.

 

J.  SNOW PLOWING - INTERSECTIONS
          Upon completion of the street and alley plowing operations, plowing units with power angling blades shall be utilized in clearing the intersections by short passes with the plow.
 

K.  SNOW PLOWING - PROBLEM AREAS

          During the snow storm limited effort shall be made by the Public Works Department to initiate removal of parked vehicles.  After the storm, problem areas may be cleared of snow by placing temporary "No Parking" signs along the affected area on the day prior to the proposed work.  Said signs shall notify the public of the proposed work.  Public Works employees shall note the location of any raised manhole or water valves that may damage snow plows and notify their supervisor of said locations.  Guide markers shall be placed at all potential hazard areas to reduce damage to the plowing unit and minimize down time.

 

L.  IDENTIFICATION OF SNOW DISPOSAL SITES
          The following areas shall be designated snow disposal sites and may be utilized by business sector for snow disposal.
                    (1) All City Parking Lots - leased or owned.
                    (2) All City Parkways, including public sidewalks if the snow
          accumulation warrants such action.
                    (3) Extreme Westerly end of the following streets in areas that will not conflict with any parking lot access drive or impede traffic:
                              (a) Adams Street - West of Main Street
                              (b) Jefferson Street - West of Main Street
                              (c) Madison Street - West of Main Street
                              (d) Quincy Street - West of Main Street
 

M.  EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

          1. Before Plowing:
                    (a) Check hydraulic reservoir for proper oil level.
                    (b) Check hydraulic system for leaks.
                    (c) Check all snow plow mounting bolts and nuts for proper tightness.
                    (d) Check cutting edge wear.
                    (e) Check engine oil and radiator levels.
                    (f) Check tire chains, repair if needed.
          2. When checking the hydraulic reservoir fluid level, the lift cylinder must be fully retracted or down to obtain an accurate reading and to prevent over-filling which can damage the hydraulic system.  Use automatic transmission fluid, Type "A", for adding fluid to the hydraulic system.  Fill to the mark only.
        3. When the snow plow is disconnected from the vehicle, extend the lift cylinder to the end of its stroke and coat the chrome rod with a light grease.  This procedure  fills the cylinder with hydraulic fluid and protects both its interior and exterior from rust and  corrosion.
          4. Whenever the snow plow is disconnected from the vehicle, coat the exposed area of  the power angling cylinder chrome rods with light grease to protect them from rust and corrosion.
          5. When disconnecting the snow plow from vehicles equipped with power angling and with the engine off, operate the power angling control through its positions several times to release trapped pressure, to aid in disconnecting.
          6. When disconnecting the snow plow from vehicles, be alert not to allow the  snow plow to sink into soft earth and become frozen in, preventing quick connection when the unit is to be used again.
 

N.  ACTIONS OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS

          1. Fire Department
                    (a) The Fire Department shall monitor weather reports and advise the Public works Department twice daily to provide said employees with information needed to determine when to mount snow plows of load salt, as well as alert said employees of an impending call out.
                    (b) The Fire Department shall periodically inspect the fire hydrants and advise the Public works Department of any buried hydrants.  Guide markers shall be attached to fire hydrants that are partially covered or buried to aid P.W. personnel in locating and avoiding said hydrants.
          2. Police Department
                    (a) Parking: The snow plow operators shall note any vehicles parked for  more than seven (7) days (City Code Sec. 9-1-28 (B)) and after notification, the Police Department shall implement remedial action.
                    (b) News Releases - Letters
          The Police Department shall issue news releases requesting
cooperation of the public in removing their vehicles from the street and into driveways until the street is plowed.
News releases shall also be issued advising the public to park vehicles ( if no drive way is available ) on the same side of the street (regardless of   parking restrictions) until the opposite side is plowed and then moving  to the other side of the street until it is plowed and normal parking can  resume until the next snow storm.
 

Letters shall be mailed to individuals that are dumping or plowing snow  onto public streets, advising them of their responsibility.  See City Code  Title 8, Chapter 6.

 
SALTING OPERATIONAL PLAN
 

NOTIFICATION AND CALL-OUT OF MATERIAL

The Public Works Superintendent or the Maintenance Foreman shall be responsible for determining equipment call-out during regular working hours. The Police Department shall notify one of the above after regular working hours.
 
The salting operational plan shall go into effect during regular working hours at the discretion of the Public Works Personnel. Accumulations of less than two (2) inches shall be controlled with rock salt mixed with small diameter rock and sand, if available, as directed by the Superintendent.
 
OPERATIONAL PLAN
Salting operations during the storm event shall be limited to the Traffic light at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Route 84 South and on the curve located on Chicago Avenue and East Fifth Street intersection and also at the curve located on Chicago Avenue and Main Street, except as directed by the Superintendent or Foremen.
 
All other areas designated to be salted shall be salted based on conditions, after the storm has subsided, as directed by the Superintendent or Foreman.