Red Bud 150
The RB 150 Committee is selling shirts and glasses as part of their fundraising efforts. Shirts and glasses are available for purchase at City Hall.
Glasses are $10 each
Shirts are $15 each
These ladies are modeling the colors and styles of shirts available.
Spring Clean Up and Compost
When cleaning up this Spring, the City of Red Bud offers the following solutions for your clean up efforts:
1. Compost Bags
The city sells bags at City Hall at Red Bud IGA, and at the Utility Plant for $.75 each. The cost of curb side pick up by the City is included in the cost of the bag.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays burning of yard waste ONLY is permitted from sunrise to sunset. Burning is NOT permitted in city streets and gutters. If burning, please be respectful of neighboring properties.
2017 LARGE ITEM PICK UP DATES
Reliable Sanitation will offer large item pick up service again in 2017. The dates are as follows:
March 27, 2017
June 26, 2017
September 25, 2017
If you have questions about the service, please contact Rhonda at Reliable at 618.939.3333
Health Fair at Red Bud
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
More Details Coming Soon!
Recycling Program Allows Red Bud Residents to Get Paid to Get Rid of Old Refrigerators
Lower your monthly energy bills and get paid to do it! The City of Red Bud Electric Department, working through the Recycle My Fridge Program, will recycle your old, working refrigerator or freezer and give you $50. Plus, your refrigerator will be picked up, free of charge, without you having to lift a finger.
Residential customers of the Red Bud Electric Department can schedule a free pickup by calling 877-341-2313 or by visiting www.RecycleMyFridge.org. Refrigerators must be in working condition and be a customer’s secondary refrigerator or freezer.
By recycling that old, energy guzzling appliance, you can save as much as $100 a year on your energy bill. Those are big results for very little effort.
The city participates in the Recycle My Fridge Program through its affiliation with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency. Therefore, no city funds are expended on picking up secondary refrigerators, recycling them or offering a $50 check as a thank you gift to those residents that choose to recycle a secondary refrigerator or freezer.
The Illinois Municipal Electric Agency has contracted with Appliance Recycling Centers of America (known as ARCA) to implement the program. When you call or visit the Web site to schedule a pickup, ARCA employees will schedule the pickup, come to your home and take your old refrigerator, drive it to the ARCA recycling facility in Decatur, and then will mail you a $50 check. The refrigerators are dismantled, and ARCA processes and recycles all possible appliance parts. Materials that cannot be recycled are destroyed in an environmentally sound manner.
Gas Excess Flow Valve Notification
The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administrations (PHMSA) has issued a new regulation that requires the City of Red Bud to offer an Excess Flow Valve (EFV) to its customers. An EFV is an extra safety device that can be installed in a service line providing natural gas to the meter. The main purpose of an EFV is to reduce the risk of a release of natural gas caused by excavation damage to the service line between the point of connection to the main and the meter. An EFV will not prevent or stop leads that might occur downstream of the meter. Not every service can accommodate an EFV.
The installation of an EFV is not a requirement for existing natural gas service lines; however, at the request of a City of Red Bud utility customer, one may be installed. The installation of an EFV typically would take one day and would require the excavation of the service line at the connection to the main line. If you would like an EFV installed on your service line, the installation cost shall be paid by you and billed on the City's time and material cost. This includes all labor, equipment, and materials but does not include restoration of grounds disturbed by excavation. It is not likely, but it is possible that future maintenance or replacement of the EFV might be necessary and could result in additional charges.
If you would like to have an EFV installed or have any questions, please call the City of Red Bud Utility Office at 618.282.3339.
City of Red Bud
Announcements and reminders
To reach the on-call staff for the Utility Department during holidays, please call 618.282.3339 and the answering service will assist you.
To reach the officer on duty, please call 618.282.2363 and the Randolph County Dispatch will assist you.
The City's sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
If you choose to burn yard waste and compost materials, please comply with local ordinances regulating this activity.
Burning is only permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from sunrise to sunset.
Burning in city streets and gutters is NOT permitted.
Burning of anything other than yard waste and compost materials is prohibited.
Please try to be respectful if a neighbor has windows open or if a nearby business is hosting an outdoor event.