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Seasonal Reminders


Snow Parking

Ordnance # 11-13-11 states that there is no parking on all Village streets after two (2) inches of snow has fallen.  The Ordnance also allows the Superintendent of Public Works to declare a snow emergency (a “No Parking” ban on all Village streets).When a minimum of two (2) inches of snowfall has occurred. The Superintendent in consultation with the Village Administrator and in conjunction the Police Department may ticket and tow all vehicles on Village streets, which interfere with operations after the declaration. It is permissible to be parked on a Village street after fewer than or up to two (2) inches of snow has fallen. However we ask that if there is a prediction for snow and or ice event to remove parked cars from Village streets. This will make our efforts more effective and lessen the probabilities for accidents.  Click here for the Village of Shorewood Snow Plan.


Depositing Snow in Roadways

It can be expected that snow will be plowed into driveways as a normal part of snow removal operations. Attempts will be made to keep excessive amounts from accumulating; however, each driveway will receive a certain amount of snow. Per Shorewood Ordnance # 4-2-6 dated 05/01/1990. We ask that you do not Blow, Plow or Shovel snow into or across Village streets. This is enforceable by the Shorewood police with a fine of, not less than $100.00 no more than a $500.00


Mailbox Damage Prevention

Please make sure your mailbox is secured to the post and in good condition.  We receive a few calls during the winter about damaged mailboxes due to snow plowing operations.  The force of the snow discharged off the plow creates a wave of snow that may knock mailboxes over if they have a weak post or are not fastened properly to the post.

Fall Leaf Collection

The Fall Leaf Collection Program has been scheduled to begin during the second full week of October.  Residents must place their leaves on the parkway, not on the street. If leaves are placed on the parkway after the Village crews have gone by, they will not be picked up until the next day. Crews start at 7:00 a.m. and work till 3:00 p.m.  Click here for guidelines.


Yard Waste 

Yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, tree branches, and brush is collected weekly on your scheduled pick-up day from the first Tuesday in April through the last Tuesday in November. 

  • Yard waste must be placed in kraft paper bags, which can be purchased at local retail stores.
  • Brush and branches must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled with string or twine. Each bundle must not exceed 50 lbs. Unbundled brush will not be collected.
  • Residents can rent a 96-gallon yard waste cart for $48.00 per year by calling Waste Management. Yard waste carts can also be purchased by calling Waste Management Customer Service at (800) 796-9696.
  • Please note that sod, whole trees, limbs greater than 4 inches, stumps, and dirt are not part of the weekly yard waste program. 

For more information, please contact Waste Management at (800) 796-9696 or visit their website at www.wm.com.


Remodeling/Building Information

Check out our Building Division page for information on what type of work needs a permit and other pertinent information.
Before you dig, call JULIE at 811 or 1-800-892-0123, or click here to process a JULIE E-Request


Sod Placement and Seed Lawn Watering Permits

Sod placement and seed lawn watering by permit only from Public Works Department. No permits will be issued June 15 thru September 15. 


 Summer Watering Restrictions

Lawn watering with sprinklers and sprinkler systems:

  • Even number addresses on even number dates
  • Odd number addresses on odd number dates
  • HOURS: 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

For more information visit:http://vil.shorewood.il.us/Water_Conservation.pdf