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Electronics Recycling Program

Recycle your old electronics Groot will pick up unlimited electronic waste at the curb at no additional charge. Residents can simply call Groot at (800) 244-1977 to schedule a pickup 24 hours in advance. Electronic materials include computers and monitors, video game consoles, printers, televisions, DVD players, etc.

Compost and Recycling Program

Village of Barrington wants to remind us about our Electronics Recycling and Food Scrap Compost Programs Electronics Recycling Program The Electronics Program is already is very simple. Just call Groot at 800-244-1977, 24-hours in advance to schedule curbside pick-up (i.e., televisions, VCRs, Computers, etc.). All electronics are picked up and disposed of at no additional charge. Food […]

Growing a Successful Garden

Planting time has arrived and while everyone has their favorites – which include both annuals and perennials – the season brings with it a variety of newer varieties that lend something different to your garden, in color, size, shape, texture and fragrance. Hydrangeas have become popular for a reason: they are hardy, offer a great […]

Sump Pump Drainage Solutions

Sump Pump Drainage — Solution One Dig a trench 10 inches wide by 10 inches deep. Line the trench with landscape fabric, leaving some excess on the sides. Insert the end of the sump pump line into a 4” perforated PVC drainage. Lay  4″ perforated drainage pipe along the entire length of the trench. The holes […]

Prepare Your Home For Winter

MIDWEST WINTERS CAN BE BRUTAL (curtesy of JULIE Inc.) With the temperatures going down, heating bills are on going up. According to ComEd, one of our members, here are a few tips to help keep your home warm in the cold winter days ahead. TURN DOWN THE THERMOSTAT – You can save 2 to 3% […]

Preventing Frozen Pipes

AMERICAN RED CROSS: Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes Preventing Frozen Pipes Before the onset of cold weather, prevent freezing of these water supply lines and pipes by following these recommendations: Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside […]

BE SAFE! Handy electrical tips.

Be safe with electricity. Follow these handy tips: Electrical Do’s and Don’ts to Keep You Safe Never overload electrical outlets. Only use extension cords as a temporary solution. Do not place power cords under rugs, carpets or furniture. Buy products which meet the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) standard for safety. Install  smoke alarms outside bedrooms and […]

Protect your trees from deer

Protect your trees from deer during the rutting season this fall. Visit this website to learn how to keep your trees safe: Viette’s Beautiful Gardens

Call J.U.L.I.E. First!

As fall begins, many homeowners start to retreat indoors without a thought about planting.  However, fall planting can be very rewarding, especially for perennials, bulbs, trees and shrubs.  Mums are the signature flowers of the season and bulbs provide a good investment and offer years of spring color in your yard.  Most bulbs can be […]