Public Works Street Division

Our Mission

The mission of the East Alton Public Works Street Division is to provide quality service and customer service to village residents. The Street Division has 6 employees and some part time employees when needed. The division is responsible for snow removal, street and sidewalk repair, animal control, village vehicle maintenance, sanitary sewer, storm sewer cleaning and street signage. As residents you can help us if you see a problem or have a problem related to these services, please contact our office. - Thank you.

Mike Moore Superintendent of Streets
Municipal Garage
331 Playground Court
East Alton, IL 62024
(618) 259-8069
(618) 259-7614 FAX
Todd Watson Foreman

Snow Removal: The Village provides snow removal for cleaning the driveway approach for the elderly and handicap citizens. To become eligible for this program, please contact the Municipal Garage at (618) 259-8069. This service will be provided after the snow plow crews have cleaned the village streets.

Snow Route Regulations: Remove all vehicles off the snow routes when accumulation exceeds two inches. Please try to move vehicles from the street as soon as possible even if it is not a snow route so street can be cleaned curb to curb to help in parking problems. It is also suggested that all residents wait until the streets have been cleared of the snow and widened out before you clean your driveway approaches.

Drop Off Center: The Drop Off Center is open to village residents only. Residents must show proof of address. No commercial dumping is allowed at the Drop Off Center. The Drop Off Center is located at 331 Playground Court (4th & Playground Court behind the Municipal Garage). Operating Hours are:

      • Monday through Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (STOP at front of Municipal Garage for admittance)

      • Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (See attendant at gate spring through fall)

      • CLOSED on Sundays and holidays

      • NO winter Saturday hours

The Village of East Alton does NOT routinely pick up bulk items, junk and rubbish not acceptable for garbage pickup. You are responsible to haul these items to the Drop Off Center and purchase appropriate load tickets (See fees below).

LOAD TICKETS must be purchased in the Building & Zoning Code Enforcement Office, 232 Church Street during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00 PM). SATURDAY ONLY: Load tickets may be purchased at the gate of the Drop Off Center. Building & Zoning Office Phone: 618-259-1185.

RECYCLING (no charge)
We encourage the use of the Curbside Recycling program. You may, however, continue to bring recyclable items to the Drop Off Center. Items to recycle include:

      • Mixed office paper, newspaper, junk mail

      • Chipboard (cereal boxes, etc.)

      • Magazines & catalogs

      • Cardboard (broke down flat)

      • Aluminum & tin cans

      • Glass bottles (green, amber, clear)

      • Plastic milk, soda & water bottles (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7 in the recycle symbol)

      • Colored HDPE (detergent, bleach bottles, etc.)

YARD WASTE (no charge)
Biodegradable bags will continue to be picked up curbside or alley side. You may, however, continue to bring yard waste to the Drop Off Center. Residents may bring leaves to the village garage Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM and Saturday from 8 AM - 12:00 PM and place in the dumpster for yard waste. Yard waste includes:

      • Yard rakings (leaves, grass, twigs, NOT TRASH)

      • Hedge & bush trimmings

      • Small branches & limbs

      • Garden waste (trimmings, dead vegetation)

Call Public Works at 259-8069 regarding larger limbs for removal procedures. NOTE: Tree and landscape contractors must haul off all waste to a proper landfill.


Items may be brought to the Drop Off Center for disposal:

      • Bulk items (sofa, chairs, refrigerators, washers, dryers, mattresses, etc.)

      • General rubbish and junk not suitable for placing out with garbage pickup

NOTE: The Drop Off Center will NOT accept tires, shingles, car parts, concrete, hazardous materials (oil, paint, asbestos, etc.). Debris from work you contracted out will not be accepted. Make sure your contractor knows he/she must remove all waste to a proper landfill. Large renovation projects require you to provide your own dumpster services.


Bulk Item (each) $5.00
Car, Van, SUV-trunk/cargo area $15.00
Pickup Truck $40.00
Trailer 8' or less (pickup size) $40.00
Trailer over 8' in length $75.00

LEAF PICK UP PROGRAM: Bagged leaves will be picked on Monday's from October 1 through December 31 (weather permitting). Leaves must be in "biodegradable bags" only. The bags are available at Ace Hardware, Wal-Mart and other department stores.

LEAF BURNING REGULATIONS: Residents can burn leaves on their property, but the Village requests residents not rake leaves onto the streets or burn them there. The Street Department also requests that residents not rake leaves into the gutters as it causes blockage in the storm drains when it rains. Leaves can be burned from October 1 through March 31 from 8am - 5pm.

If using the yard waste dumpster, please take the leaves out of plastic bags or boxes. Such containers hinder the yard waste recycling effort.

ANIMAL CONTROL: Contact the Municipal Garage at (618) 259-8069 for animal related issues, such as stray dogs or cats. Hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. After hours, in an emergency, such as a dog bite case, contact the Police Department at (618) 259-6212.

Dog and cat inoculations are held the end of April or beginning of May. Please check the event calendar for the date.

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