Bulk Household Clean Up Month- July 2022

Household Cleanup Day

Each year, the Village hosts an annual Household Cleanup Month, allowing residents to dispose of an unlimited amount of household items. Place items along with your regular trash on your assigned pick up day. PLEASE REMOVE DOORS ON ANY APPLIANCES BEFORE PLACING THEM OUT FOR PICK UP. For Electronic items (televisions, computers, monitors, printers) call the Village Hall at 708-385-0139 to schedule a pick up.

 Acceptable ItemsNon-acceptable Items
Household items
Bulk items (furniture, bicycles)
Large appliances
Carpet (must be cut down to four feet in length, securely bundled and no more than 60 pounds in weight)
Mattresses (must be plastic-wrapped)
Mirrors/glass (must be unbroken or wrapped/boxed)
Household garbage
Construction and demolition debris
Scrap wood, lumber, railroad ties

Concrete, asphalt rocks, bricks
Lawn mowers, snow blowers, boats, snow mobiles
Paint (oil or latex)
Car parts
Vehicle batteries
Motor oil or other liquids
Ammunition or explosives
Radioactive materials

Village Board Meeting on June 28, 2022 to be held at American Legion Building

Due to Primary Elections being held at the Village Hall on Tuesday
June 28th, 2022 the Village Meeting will be held at the American Legion Building located at 2590 Walter Zimny Drive beginning at 6:30pm. July meetings will resume at the Village Hall. Due to technology constraints, this Village meeting will not be broadcasted on Facebook. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Water Department to Perform Hydrant Flushing

The Posen Public Works Department will flush hydrants throughout Posen beginning the week of May 31st, 2022. Crews will work Monday through Friday between 7am and 3pm— weather permitting. The flushing program is expected to last five weeks, ending July 1st, 2022.

Flushing removes harmless minerals that collect in the water mains. The project is part of the village’s routine maintenance program to assure the best water quality to our residents. Flushing hydrants helps to maintain the integrity of the distribution system by keeping the water lines clean. It is also necessary for fire protection because flushing ensures that the hydrants are working properly.

During the flushing process, residents may experience low water pressure or slightly discolored water, even if hydrants are being flushed several blocks away. If you experience discoloration in your water service, please do not be alarmed. Your water will clear up once it is run for a few minutes. We suggest you run the cold water from the faucet nearest to the water meter or shutoff valve (laundry sink, outside faucet) to flush the service. We suggest that on days we flush, you may not want to do laundry during the hours listed above. Possible discoloration in the water can stain light colored clothing. Please note that your water is safe for all other uses and that slightly higher amounts of chlorine will be added to the system during maintenance.

We urge residents to register for Code Red Emergency Community Alerts on the village website. That is how we will update what streets we will be doing the hydrant flushing on the day before. It is also a great source to be notified of any water main breaks, street repair, road closure, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, missing child reports, etc. Residents with questions, comments, and concerns can contact the Posen Public Works Department. We appreciate your cooperation, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.