Forest Park residents with flood-damaged items, or anything else that needs to be removed, can place it in alleys for extra garbage pickup this week, said Village Administrator Tim Gillian.

“We sent out a [telephone call] on our Code Red system Friday and told people they can put anything they want in the alley. If the garbage people don’t pick it up, Public Works will,” Gillian said Saturday morning.

A village Dumpster has been placed in the 600 block of Elgin for residents to get rid of flood-damaged items, Gillian said. “We got phone calls that block was hit hard,” he said. He added that the village will bring a Dumpster to other blocks if residents call Public Works 708-366-4876.

“We will make available a Dumpster any place in town where people need one,” Gillian said. “They can throw out whatever they want and we’ll take care of it whether it’s flood damaged or not.”

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