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Prairieland/LRS Bulk Item Guide

Want to know what is considered a free bulk item for your weekly garbage pick up?

Items must be:

Less than 5ft wide and 5ft tall

Less than 50lbs

Crib, twin and full mattresses are okay if wrapped in plastic (queen/king you must call)

No white goods

Four carpet rolls, in lieu of one bulk item, can be put curbside as long as they are less than 4ft tall and 2ft wide

Please contact Prairieland Disposal/LRS directly (847-381-9300) for items that exceed these above provisions to schedule a special pick up. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our season electronics recycling event!

Richmond 150 – Celebrating 150 Years!

Join us in celebrating our Sesquicentennial Anniversary

2022 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Village of Richmond. We have many exciting things planned for the weekend of September 16th-18th, please stay tuned as we release information about the event in the coming weeks. Planning this weekend has been a joyful collaboration between the Village of Richmond Sesquicentennial Volunteers, W.A. McConnell Foundation and Richmond Business Association to celebrate everything that makes Richmond special!

A new municipal flag will be chosen from the sesquicentennial flag competition entries held earlier this spring and officially adopted this summer. Downtown events will be held all weekend to showcase the beautiful Historic District including an antique car show, wine walk, whiskey tasting, art show, police and fire department truck tours, live music, architecture and history walking tour, a fundraising gala and much more!

The best way to stay up-to-date with this event will be through the Village Facebook page as we post events and tickets when they are available.

Village Hall Closure June 2nd and 3rd, 2022

The Village Hall administrative office will be closing early on Thursday, June 2nd at 2pm and Friday, June 3rd all day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This is just a temporary adjustment and we will resume our normal scheduled operating hours next week (M-F, 8AM-4PM).

There is a drop box in the front of the building (south side), to the left of the doors, that can be used for payments or paperwork. We will check the drop box as soon as possible upon reopening.

The police department will still be accessible from the rear of the building (north side).

Thank you for your understanding!

MCDH Operation Dropbox

Richmond Village Hall will be a drop off location during the month of May for McHenry County Department of Health’s Operation Dropbox which will help provide veterans in McHenry County with important supplies.

Please consider donating items for this wonderful program and please share this flyer if you can!

Spring Leaf Vacuuming & Electronics Pickup

LRS (Prairieland Disposal) Electronic Curbside Pick-Up is scheduled for Thursday, April 7th. ♻️

Please be aware of the screen limit: 2 televisions or 2 computer monitors or 1 of each.

Place items curbside with your normal garbage toters. This service is for residents within the Village of Richmond limits only. Please call LRS/Prairieland directly if you have any questions 847-381-9300 or visit their website here: https://prarielanddisp.wpengine.com/


Leftover leaves from last season? No problem! 🍂 We’ve got a Spring leaf vacuuming date for you scheduled for Friday, May 6th, 2022. This is a free residential service provided by our friends at Prairieland Disposal/LRS.

Please have leaves by the curb prior to Friday morning to ensure pickup.

This will be the only Spring leaf vacuuming but if you miss out, or have other landscape waste to dispose of, bagged landscape waste pickup resumes in April with your regularly scheduled garbage days.

Remember, you get two FREE bags each week! If you have additional bags you need picked up because you are a gardening machine 💪🌼, come by Village Hall between 8am-4pm, M-F. We have landscape waste stickers for sale (cash only please). Each bag over the two free bags will need to display a sticker to get picked up.

Happy Spring gardening!

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 16, 2022

CONTACT

VILLAGEPRESIDENT@RICHMOND-IL.COM

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 https://underwood.house.gov/media/press-releases.

Hey! We’re on Facebook now!

Click here to visit our Facebook page!

Hello, world! It only took us 150 years to get social media, but here we are! 📢

We look forward to sharing important news, events and updates about everything going on in the Village of Richmond here on our official Facebook page. We hope by using social media we can better connect with our residents, businesses and visitors in a more personal, direct way.

Thanks for joining us on this adventure! Give us a like and follow to stay up to date with all things Richmond ✅

Citizens Police Academy – Spring 2022 Class Announcement!

CPA is back! The Richmond Police Department is proud to offer this exciting and informative course to its citizens, residents, and anyone that works lives or plays in Richmond for FREE. There is no cost or obligation required during or upon completion.

In this program, a wide range of topics will give participants a rare look into the behind-the-scenes world of the daily functions of law enforcement.

Be an informed citizen—you will soon understand why there is nothing “routine” about what police department’s do every day.

Sign up and join us for our next class (Dates listed in brochure below!)