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Holiday Season Recycling Program/Events

Holiday Light Recycling Program  

Holiday lights strands, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, lights on artificial wreaths or garland are accepted. Please place in the labeled toter located in the front vestibule at the Village Hall during normal business hours:

Monday – Friday
8 AM – 4 PM

Christmas Tree Pick Up

Prairieland Disposal curbside Christmas Tree pick up will take place on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 and Thursday, January 6th, 2022.

Nippersink School District 2 – Kindergarten Screening/Registration

Friday, February 18

We encourage all children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022 to participate in the screening. The screening will take place at the school your child will attend Kindergarten, either Richmond Grade School or Spring Grove Elementary, on-line registration is also completed at this time. Parents may call 815/678-6866 to make an appointment beginning Monday, November 29th. The deadline to schedule is Friday, December 17th.

New Resident Packet

New Resident Info

Welcome to the Village of Richmond, Please come in to the Village Hall or call (815) 678-4040 to receive valuable information regarding services available.


Nixle is a FREE notification service that allows the police department and Village to alert residents of emergency weather events, road closings, public safety crime advisories, natural and manmade disasters, and general Village information. To sign up visit:


The Village office sends out important Village news and events by E-News Blast. If you’d like to subscribe to our E-News Blast please contact the Village office at 815-678-4040 with the best e-mail address to receive this information.


Animal licenses are issued by McHenry County Animal Control, 815-459-6222. All dogs must be leashed when not on the owner’s property and must be under direct control of the owner. Dog litter must be removed from public areas.


Direct Pay makes it more convenient for you to make your water payments to the Village of Richmond. Payments will be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account and credited to your water account on the bill’s due date. Authorization form can be found on our website or Village Hall.


Garbage Service is provided by Prairieland Disposal. Please contact 847-381-9300 directly to set up service! Garbage/recycling pick-up is every Thursday between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, except weeks in which a holiday falls. If the holiday falls on or before your pick-up day, service will be delayed by 1 day. Holiday Schedule: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For additional recycling programs offered by Village, please contact office: 815-678-4040.


The Village provides brush pick up on the third Thursday of every month April thru November. Branches six inches in diameter and no more than ten feet in length, stacked with the cut ends towards the street by 7am will be picked up. This collection does not include stumps or other yard waste (leaves, grass).


If you are considering any additions or improvements to your home please contact the Village prior to beginning work to see if a permit is required. Decks, roofs, siding, fences, pools, accessory structures are some of the projects requiring a permit. The Village has adopted the International Building Code, along with the International Fire Code, the NFPA Automatic Sprinkler Code, National Electric Code and the Illinois Plumbing Code.


Located at the main entrance of the Village Hall, in the wall immediately west of the front door. This is secure and may be used for the deposit of utility payments or other correspondence.


Water hydrants are flushed periodically from spring through fall, usually during the day. Neighborhoods are posted prior to flushing. During flushing, iron is occasionally dislodged causing rusty water. Allowing the water in your house to run for a few minutes usually clears the problem


Leaf vacuuming will be Oct 24th and 31st; also November 14th and 21st.


The Village Newsletter is mailed with the Water/Sewer Billing Quarterly. If you are not receiving a copy, call and leave your name and address. The newsletter is also available on line. (Click here for a copy.)


The Village provides notary services to its residents at no charge during normal office hours.


The Richmond/Spring Grove recreation program offers many year-round activities for children of all ages. Call or stop in either village hall for a brochure.


Richmond Township provides activities for local seniors. Call to get the latest information and have your name put on their mailing list.


Please call Village Hall to have the bill put into your name! Water and sewer bills are sent out quarterly and the net amount is due 21 days after billing. Option to sign up for e-Billing will allow you to receive e-mail notification when your bill is ready to view online. Registration is required and can be found on Village website. You may pay on-line with E-pay or use your credit card either in person. If you have questions on your bill or are experiencing problems with your water please call Village Hall.


The Village requires all residents to have and display a current vehicle sticker. Stickers cost $20.00 and expire on April 30 of each year. New residents must purchase a sticker within 30 days. Seniors 65 and older are eligible for a $5 discount with proper identification


Voter registrars are available at the Nippersink Library. Call for details. 678-4014

Prairieland Disposal is now GFL Environmental

Letter from GFL Environmental to all residential Village of Richmond customers:

“July 1st, 2021:

New name, same great service- Prairieland Disposal is now GFL Enivronemntal!

Dear Valued Customer,

We’re delighted to introduce GFL Environmental Illinois, LLC (“GFL”) as your new solid waste services partner. GFL acquired your account from Prairieland Disposal, Inc. (“Prairieland Disposal”) on July 1, 2021, and we are very excited to be working with you going forward.

GFL is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America, currently operating in 27 states in the United States through a network of high-quality solid and liquid waste assets, and is ideally situated to situated to meet the high service standards you have come to expect from Prairieland Disposal.

With this in mind, below is some information that will help you during the transition process:

  • On matters relating to service scheduling, pricing, contracts and partnerships, all operations will remain business as usual.
  • We’ll be ‘Going Green’, so you’ll notice our look start to change. Our trucks will have the GFL logo and signature green paint, our employees will get new uniforms, and your invoices will have GFL branding.
  • Though the company name and look will change, you can rely on us to continue delivering the safe, high-quality local service you’ve come to know from Prairieland Disposal. You’ll be served by our dedicated team of professionals, and you can continue to contact us at 847-381-9300 for support.
  • Please continue to visit us online for information regarding your current service.

As a loyal Prairieland Disposal customer, we’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changes. We’re excited to serve you as GFL.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 847-381-9300.


The GFL Team”

Storm Damage Brush Pick-Up 8/5/2021

The Village of Richmond will offer an additional brush pick-up date this month due to severe weather that impacted the Village the last week of July, 2021.

All brush shall be placed on the parkway no later than 7:00am Thursday, August 5th, 2021. This special brush pick-up is for storm related damage only. The brush must be less than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet. Public Works Crews will visit each street once. No callbacks will be made.

Additionally, the regularly scheduled monthly brush pick-up will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 for Village residents.