The Carlyle Street and Alley Department is responsible for the maintenance of Carlyle streets, alleys, sidewalks and drainage systems. The Street and Alley Dept. has three full-time staff members and is funded with City revenues, including Illinois Motor Fuel Taxes.
A new water treatment plant was completed in 1996 which will supply the water needs of Carlyle residents, commerce, and industry, in addition to several surrounding water districts, well into the Twenty-First Century. More information
The City currently maintains an aerated lagoon sewer system which has a capacity of 709,000 gallons per day; present load is approximately 550,000 (gpd). Property has been acquired for expansion of the city's wastewater treatment facilities to meet anticipated future needs. More information
As a member of the American Public Power Association (APPA), Carlyle Municipal Electric strives to provide superior, reliable, not-for-profit electricity as a reasonable price while also observing proper environmental protections. More information
The City’s Curbside Recycling Program will begin on Friday, October 2, 2009. The program will be administered by Brisk Sanitation, the same company contracted by the City to pick up your weekly garbage. To prepare for this new program, please consider the following information and tips on how the program will work.
• Beginning the week of September 28, 2009, blue recycling bins will be dropped off at your place of business or residence. Please use these blue bins for your recyclables.
• You will see a new $2.00 charge for the program in your monthly utility bill that you will receive in October, due November 5, 2009. If you are exempt from the City’s garbage pickup program, you will also be exempt from the recycling program.
• Recyclables will be picked up every Friday. Please place your recycling bins in the same place you set your garbage for pickup. Regular garbage will be picked up on its regular day, Monday or Tuesday, as the case may be.
• If recycling, the following types of recyclables should be rinsed out placed loosely inside the blue bin you will receive:
1. Aluminum and tin cans.
2. Glass bottles (green, amber, and clear).
3. Plastic milk and soda bottles (#1 and #2 only) – look for a number on the bottom of the bottle, perhaps surrounded by a “recycle” symbol, to determine if the plastic is recyclable.
4. Colored HDPE (detergent bottles bleach bottles, etc.)
5. Please remove the caps from all plastic and HDPE bottles.
6. Please rinse all bottles and cans.
• The following types of paper should be placed in a plastic or paper grocery bag next to your blue bin:
1. Mixed office paper.
2. Junk mail.
4. Chipboard (like cereal boxes, etc.).
5. Magazines and catalogs.
• Corrugated cardboard is also recyclable but should be broken down and tied together so as to not fly away.
• The following types of material are NOT recyclable:
1. Food contaminated packaging, such as pizza boxes or food wrappers.
2. Containers that previously contained oils, such as cooking or motor oil.
3. Styrofoam products.
4. Disposable diapers.
5. Plastic grocery bags, UNLESS they are used to hold recyclable paper.
For questions or for additional information, please contact:
Brisk Sanitation: 866-462-7475 or the City Hall: 594-2468.
Download the Printable Version of our Curbside Recycling Guidelines to keep on hand: Curbside Recycling Guidelines (PDF, 2.95mb)