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SUMMER EMPLOYMENT - PUBLIC WORKS DEPT: The Village of Swansea is hiring part-time summer employees to mow grass. Experience with small tractors, zero turn mowers, weed eaters, blowers, chainsaws and various hand tools preferred but not required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Positions available for April – October weather permitting. Possible weekly schedule estimating 32 hours per week, including 4 hours on Saturdays & Sundays once per month. Entry-level pay $15-$18 per hour/DOQ. No benefits offered with this position. If interested please return resume or application by Friday, March 10, 2023 Attn: Human Resources 1444 Boul Ave. Swansea, IL 62226 You may also stop by this location and fill out an application between 8am – 4pm Monday-Friday
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE SWANSEA RECYCLING AND TRASH PROGRAM
Effective 02/27/2023, you will no longer need to purchase stickers for your trash collection. Instead, you will start receiving a quarterly invoice directly from Republic Services. The new rate for recycling and trash collection will be $17.30 per month. If anyone in your household is 62 years of age or older, you are eligible for a senior discount rate of $15.57 per month. Please contact Republic Services at (618) 656-6883 to apply.
Every household will receive a 95-gallon cart for trash and a 95-gallon cart for recycling. Recycling and trash MUST be placed in these carts for service. As of the date above nothing will be collected out of personal cans or recycle bins. If you no longer want your cans or recycle bins please set them out on your service day (empty) and Republic will dispose of them. Please make sure your carts are at least 3 feet apart from each other and any other objects, must have a 16 foot clearance above cart.
There will be no change to the trash collection schedule.
Recycling will be on the same day as trash but will be every-other-week schedule. Please click here for calendar.
Please take any pre-purchased stickers to the Government Center at 1444 Boul Avenue after February 27th, and your Republic Service account will be credited.
For yearly stickers, we have submitted your information to Republic for credit. No need to bring into office. Republic will issue a credit on your billing statement.
If you have a medical condition that prevents you from being able to get your cart to the curb please call Republic Services at (618) 656-6883.
Village's Sewer Rate Increase March 1st
For over a decade, the Village's sewer rates have remained unchanged, in an effort to run an efficient and cost-effective Waste Water Treatment Plant. With many significant capital projects upcoming, Officials understand that more resources will be required to maintain the plant and the system for the next ten years. After completing a six-month Rate Study, the Village has passed an ordinance increasing sewer rates as follows:
Effective Date Basic User Charge Basic Service Charge
March 1, 2023 $2.68 $26.82 March 1, 2024 $2.79 $27.90 March 1, 2025 $2.90 $29.01
Leaf burning will begin on March 15th through May 15th from 9am to 6pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays Only
Republic Yard Waste
Republic yard waste services will begin in April. Yard waste prices will increase to $12.49 and are billed on a quarterly basis. Yard waste services require a minimum commitment for three months. Please contact Republic Services at (618) 656-6883.
The Government Center Will be Closed on Friday April 7th for Good Friday. Trash and recycling will not be delayed.
Swansea Food Pantry is open...Mondays and Thursdays, from 9 to 11am, Mask are required. Address is Swansea Church at 292 Frank Scott Parkway East in Swansea. For more information please contact Kim Jones at (618) 960-7155 and leave a message.
Swansea Senior Van Service
The van runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00 noon of each week. Riders must be 60 or older, or disabled and 55. If you would be interested please contact the Village of Swansea at (618) 234-0044 from 8:00am to 4:30pm for complete policy for riders.
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