Post-Halloween Cleanup - Pumpkins and Leftover Candy


Pumpkin Disposal

Are your pumpkins looking a little sad now that Halloween is over? Don't banish them to a landfill! We recommend backyard composting, and additionally, Waste Management is now accepting pumpkins in with regular yard waste.

  • Backyard Composting: You can compost pumpkins in your backyard even if you don't have a compost pile. Get step-by-step instructions here.
  • Yard Waste Collection: Remove all candles and other non-organic materials from pumpkins first. Yard waste collection runs through December 15 and takes place on your regular garbage pickup day. Yard waste must be placed in a 30-gallon paper bag and placed at the curb with a yard waste sticker affixed for collection. Get more information here or by contacting the Village's Finance Department at 847.945.5000.

Leftover Halloween Candy Collection

Do you have extra Halloween candy, even after picking out all your favorites? The Deerfield Police Department will be collecting leftover Halloween candy from November 1 through November 8. There are boxes located in the Village Hall and Police Department (open 24/7) lobbies for donations.

Candy will be donated to a number of charitable organizations including Operation North Pole, NICASA, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, The Veteran’s Closet and North Chicago Community Partners.

Leaf Collection Guidelines - Keep Leaves off the Streets

Leaf Collection

The Village is about to enter into its third week of the 
annual leaf collection program where residents are provided an opportunity to rake leaves to the curb or carriage walk line the night before their scheduled pickup. 

Continuing through November 15, Public Works Department crews will make one pass by each house in the Village every week during the four-week program.  See the following guidelines and reminders for leaf pickup:

  • Do not rake leaves into the streets, sidewalks or carriage walksThis causes a multitude of complications including flooding issues and safety concerns for pedestrians and drivers. Leaves in the street get washed into storm grates resulting in clogged grates and flooded streets. Leaves on sidewalks and carriage walks block pedestrians, causing them to walk in the street, and are an obstacle for those with accessibility needs. We ask that you be considerate of this guideline and rake leaves into the appropriate location. If you have landscapers, please instruct them to do the same.
  • Do not put out leaves more than one day prior to your scheduled pickup day.
  • Do not park on the street the day of your pickup. Collection trucks will not be able to access your leaves.
  • Do not rake grass clippings, sticks, rocks, branches or mud to the curb with your leaves.
  • Rake leaves into piles no greater than 5’ in width.
  • Try to put leaves out each week.
  • Inclement weather may delay pickups, but crews will make at least four trips through each neighborhood.

Get more information here or contact the Public Works Department at 847.317.7245.

"Fall Back" for Daylight Saving Time - November 3

Fall Back

On Sunday, November 3, at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving Time ends, so be sure to set your clocks back by one hour.

While changing your clocks, we encourage you to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries to ensure the devices are in working condition.

If you have questions about installation or maintenance of a smoke or carbon monoxide detector, call the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire Protection District at 847.945.4066.

Save the Date: Give Where You Live - November 11

Give Where You Live

Save the date for the Village's bi-annual "Day of Service" benefiting veterans, Give Where You Live - Deerfield! The event is taking place on Monday, November 11 from noon-2 p.m. at Deerfield Village Hall. 

Volunteers will come together to make no-sew fleece blankets, assemble care packages and write letters of thanks and encouragement to veterans. Donations for the event are being accepted at the Police Department and Village Hall lobbies. Get more information here

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