NEW RESIDENT INFORMATION: Application for service must be made in person at the Village Clerk’s office. In accordance with Red Flag Rules, two forms of identification are required for registration and one must be a photo ID. A deposit of $200 for water service is required. All property owners can receive their deposit back if current on all payments in accordance with current Ordinance. Renter Deposit will be held until service is no longer required. The Village Office Manager/Clerk’s office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm. Call (815) 454-2034 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
UTILITY CHARGES: Meters are read bi-monthly on odd months, around the 15th. Water/ Sewer charges are based upon water usage and are also billed bi-monthly on even months on or around the 1st. All customers are charged a monthly $18 water surcharge for the Village’s current infrastructure loan. All properties connected to the water system, whether turned off or on will receive this surcharge. Utility bills are mailed on or around the 1st of even months. If you have not received your bill by the 10th, please call the Clerk’s office. Payments are due on the date shown on the bill. Payments received after the 20th due date are considered late and will be penalized. Payments accepted at Village Office, Village payment box, Sheffield Banking Center and online thru the www.ub-pay.com portal. Delinquent accounts will receive service disconnection notices. Failure to pay by the designated date will result in the disconnection of utility service and a fee will be charged for reconnection: We offer free automatic debit from checking or savings accounts and accept debit cards, credit cards or e-check through our website payment portal.
ONLINE & MOBILE UTILITY PAYMENTS: The Village of Sheffield accepts online and mobile utility payments. Customers can pay from anywhere, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. To pay, simply visit the Village’s website and click on the button under “Payment” in the center of the home page. This takes you to ub-pay.com. If you have not registered, you will need to know Municipal Code SheffieldIL361 and current account info. Customers can make a credit/debit card or checking/savings account payment. Customers also have the option to set up Auto-Pay through the Village office and not have to worry about making a payment for each bill. To cover costs charged by payment processors and credit card companies, a convenience fee of $3.00 per $100 has been instituted. The Village of Sheffield does not receive any revenue from these fees. If you have any questions, you can call Hamer Enterprises directly, toll free at (800) 926-3466.
TEXT & EMAIL ALERTS: Please submit current phone number and email address to Village office in order to be kept up to date on Village alerts
TRASH: The Village bills for Sanitation services are included with the utility bill. Residential trash is collected either Monday or Friday depending on your property location. Commercial Dumpster to be collected Friday AND Monday mornings. Two 40 pound containers are allowed. Additional 40lb trash stickers can be purchased at Village Office, Royal Supermarket & Sheffield Banking Center. Additionally, a $20 LARGE item sticker is available for purchase. One large sticker item per household per week. Please check website for Holiday pick up schedule. The holidays observed are New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Please have your trash out by 7 am on collection day. Each residence is charged a $20.25 each billing for sanitation service. Commercial dumpsters are billed at a $4 per dump w/a $40 minimum.
Reminders: Each home is entitled to two garbage cans, Cans should be lightweight and not exceed 40 LBS when full-per ordinance
- Please help keep Sheffield clean by placing garbage in trash bags. Loose in trash garbage cans has a tendency to blow out of truck creating a mess.
- Please don’t overload your garbage cans. Divide weight equally between the two cans when possible. Any excess over 80 LBS can be stickered with an orange garbage sticker available for purchase at Village Office, Peoples National Bank and Royal Supermarket all in Sheffield.
- If your garbage cans are kept outside and can fill with water please drill drain holes in bottom of can so water will drain out. One gallon of water weighs 8.35 pounds.
- If your garbage can is split down the side or the ring around the top of can is broken or missing, the can will be considered no longer usable and will be thrown away with the garbage.
- “Toter” garbage cans are for automated waste pickup, they are heavy when empty and takes two people to empty when full PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE
- Please – Place ONLY 1 large item (with $20 green sticker attached) out on the curb on your designated pickup day. Remember ,no more than 1 (one) large item per household per week. Do NOT leave items not picked up on the curb – it makes the Village look trashy and unkept and is an ordinance violation.
- Please remove your empty garbage cans from the curb within 24 hours along with your Eagle Recycling Toter receptacles.
The following items are NOT accepted (per Transfer Station):
White goods: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, water softeners, room air conditioners Humidifiers or dehumidifiers
Electronics: TVs, monitors, printers, computers, keyboards, VCRs, DVD players/recorders, fax machines, digital music players, portable digital disc players, video game consoles, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable/satellite receivers, radios
Toxic materials: liquid paint, cleaning solvents, motor oil, batteries
Tires Landscape waste: dirt, tree branches, leaves, grass clippings
Slate siding and shingles
Concrete, brick, masonry, railroad ties
The Transfer Station WILL accept:
Building materials: siding, shingles, Windows, wood
Household items: furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpet, toilets
Paint cans with kitty litter/oil dry added to absorb any liquid in the can
Small household electronics with motors and without green circuit boards: coffee makers, fans, toasters, vacuums, sump pumps.
Miscellaneous junk and trash
RECYCLING: Eagle Enterprise offers recycling services for Sheffield. Please go to www.eerecycling.com or call 309-932-2936 to start service. Recycle pick up every other Friday. You can view the 2020 recycling schedule here.
Eagle Recycle Accepted Materials
Newspaper and everything that comes in the newspaper.
Every year they send you a new one; send us the old one.
Including cereal and Kleenex boxes, etc. No juice or wax-lined boxes.
|Hardback and Paperback Books|
School papers, office paper, shredded paper. If you shred paper, please put it in a bag to prevent turning it into confetti from the trucks. No construction paper, please.
Advertisements, credit card offers, unsolicited sweepstakes entries, etc.
|Plastic #1 PET Bottles
Pop and Water bottles. Look on the bottom of the bottle for the chasing arrows recycling symbol with a number 1 in it or below it.
|Plastic #2 HDPE Natural Bottles
Milk jugs, water jugs, etc. Look on the bottom of the bottle for the chasing arrows recycling symbol with a number 2 in it or below it.
|Plastic #2 HDPE Colored Bottles
Detergent bottles, cat litter jugs, etc. Look on the bottom of the bottle for the chasing arrows recycling symbol with a number 2 in it or below it.
|Plastics #1 through #5 and #7
Any other recyclable plastic which is labeled #1 through #5 or #7 in the chasing arrows recycling symbol. Plant trays, plastic toys, political signs, flower pots, butter tubs, old trash cans, etc. If it is marked, we take it. Excludes #6 which is Poly Styrene (Styrofoam) and its’ derivatives.
No food waste please.
Lawn chairs, pots and pans, etc.
|Steel and Tin Cans
Soup cans, coffee cans, EMPTY aerosol cans, etc. No food waste.
|Light Steel Scrap
Kitchen racks, coat hangers, bicycles, etc.
Clear, Brown, Green and Blue glass bottles. No food waste. No glass windows, shelving, pyrex, drinking glasses, please.
|Plastic HDPE and LDPE Film
ONLY bubble wrap and stretch film!
PLEASE NOTE: We no longer accept plastic grocery bags, Saran Wrap, chip bags, food bags, zipper top bags, etc.
For more information on recyclables, visit www.eerecycling.com
YARD WASTE: The Village of Sheffield provides an area on the southwest edge of town located on West Mill Road for residents only to dispose of yard waste. Please follow signs.
COMMUNITY CENTER & PARK SHELTER RENTAL: Contact the Village Office for availability and requirements. Application forms are available at this website under “Residents/forms”
NO BURNING of LEAVES or YARD WASTE of any kind – see amended ordinance 2020-09-14-01.
Burn Barrel: Burning of paper, cardboard, and small sticks shall be permitted in a burn barrel only. The burn barrel is to be placed in the backyard in a cleared area. Burning in burn barrel is prohibited on Sunday and Monday. Village no longer empties or is responsible in any way for you barrel.
Grills & Recreational Fire: Shall not exceed a 2’x2’x2’ area. This does not apply to outdoor fireplace units
DOG TAGS: The Bureau County rabies tag is required.. Dogs are not allowed to run at-large in the Village. All dogs within the Village shall be kept confined within an enclosure or to be kept confined by a chain or on a leash not to exceed six feet in length. Please be responsible and clean up after your pet.
ATV/UTV/GOLF CART LICENSES: Golf carts must be registered and have a current Village of Sheffield license sticker attached to the vehicle. License stickers are valid for each calendar year and are available at the Village Office. Also see web site – sheffieldil.org
Dial 911 for emergencies – Non Emergency Dispatch 815-878-3344
Sheffield Post Office: (815) 454-2547
Web Site: www.sheffieldil.org