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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”

Village of Richmond Announces $560 Thousand in Funding to Improve Aging Water Infrastructure


March 16, 2022



Village of Richmond Announces $560 Thousand in Funding to Improve Aging Water Infrastructure

Richmond – Today, the Village of Richmond announced it will be receiving $560,800 in federal funding to improve two aging water towers. This funding was secured by Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) through a new federal Community Project Funding initiative for Fiscal Year 2022 that allowed Underwood to request direct funding for projects that address some of the most pressing needs throughout northern Illinois. This project was included among nine others to support our community.

“The funding secured by Representative Underwood will allow the Village of Richmond to complete an essential rehabilitation project for our water utility system without needing to put the burden on our residents during a period of uncertainty, job insecurity and change,” said Village President Toni Wardanian. “We are so grateful for the communication, guidance and care that both Rep. Underwood and her office provided us during this process. Opportunities like this do not usually come to small towns of 2,000 residents likes ours, and the consideration of the Congresswoman during this process shows that we truly have a representative for the people in IL-14. “

“Infrastructure in Illinois has suffered a systemic lack of investment. I’m proud to have secured funding to restore Richmond’s aging water towers to protect the health and safety of Richmond residents,” said Rep. Underwood.

This funding would be used to rehabilitate two aging water towers, which serves the residents of the Village of Richmond. Recent inspections of the towers revealed blight and decaying conditions that potentially pose a threat to public health and safety; therefore, restoration is critical and an appropriate use of taxpayer funds. Further delay in the water tower restoration could result in water quality violations and service disruptions, which may impact emergency fire department water supply.

Representative Underwood helped secured funding for 9 other projects that will directly benefit the 14th district. Learn more about the additional projects at

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.

Richmond Premise Alert Program

Richmond Premise Alert Program

The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) allows people with special needs to provide information to police, fire, and EMS personnel to be stored in a database for use in an emergency situation.  The information can then be provided to responders dealing with situations involving the special needs individuals.

The information provided will be kept confidential and used only to provide police, fire, and EMS personnel with the information needed to deal with situations or emergencies involving a special needs person.  The information will expire two (2) years after the date it was submitted and will no longer be maintained in the database.  You may update or renew it at any time by completing and submitting the form below.

Individuals must understand that the information provided to the Premise Alert Program will not result in any type of preferential treatment to the individual and that the Village of Richmond, its police department, nor any other resounding agencies will not be held liable for duties relating to the reporting of special needs individuals.

For the purposes of the Premise Alert program “disability” and “special needs individual” are defined as:

Disability” means an individual’s physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more of the major life activities: a record of such impairment; or when the individual is regarded as having such an impairment.

Special needs individuals” means those individuals who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by individuals generally.


Click here for the Premise Alert Form

Completed forms may be submitted to the Richmond, Illinois Police department via:

Postal Mail or dropped off in person at:

Village of Richmond Police Department
Attn: Premise Alert Program
5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, IL 60071

Facsimilie: (815) 678-4307


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