Spring "No Sticker Required" yard waste pickup will begin on Monday, March 23, 2015 and continue until Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Yard waste must be placed in kraft-type paper bags, marked cans or bundles. Bags, bundles or cans may not exceed 50 lbs. Brush and branches must be cut to 4-foot lengths and tied with twine only into bundles less than 2-feet in diameter. Bundles may not exceed 50 lbs. Bundles tied with wire will not be collected. Waste Management totes may not be used for yard waste.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Public Works Department at 309.833.2821. Thank you.

The City's Yard Waste Site will be open on THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015. Hours will be Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

With the closure of Bridgeway's Recycling Center, please be advised that Waste Management will continue to do recycling for the City of Macomb per their contract with the City. The 2015 schedule for recycling pickup is still in effect.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Mayor's Office at 833-2558 or the Public Works Department at 833-2821. Thank you.

Due to road conditions and the weather, Waste Management will NOT be picking up garbage today, March 3, 2015. Garbage pick up will resume on Wednesday, March 4 with a one day delay pick up. Thank you.

2015 Black History Month Calendar A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Panel Discussion
Multicultural Center, 5:00pm

Monday, February 2, 2015
Special Screening of the movie “Selma”
[advance ticket purchase required]
Rialto 6 Cinemas, 7:00pm

Monday, February 2, 2015
Black History Month Proclamation with City Council and Mayor Mike Inman
Macomb City Hall, 7:00pm

Civil Rights Photograph Display
February 1 - 28, 2015
Malpass Library

Movie Series: Tuesdays, 7:00pm, Morgan Hall 101B
February 3, 2015
“Cracking the Codes"

February 10, 2015
“Dark Girls”

February 17, 2015
“Brother Outsider"

February 24, 2015
“Freedom Riders”

Lecture Series: Wednesdays, Noon, Malpass Library 180

February 4, 2015
Dr. Alphonso Simpson, Jr., Professor, African American Studies
"How I got over: Thomas A. Dorsey and the Rise of Gospel Music in America"

February 11, 2015
Dr. Algerian Hart, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
"Scholar-Baller: African Americans and Collegiate Athletics"

February 18, 2015
Dr. Edmund Asare, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literatures, and African American Studies
"Horses of Speech: Reflections on Proverbs in the African and African American Contexts"

February 25, 2015
Dr. Timothy Roberts, Associate Professor, History
"Public Memory of Race Laws and Resistance in Illinois History"

Additional Events:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Black Student Association Jeopardy Night
Sandburg Theatre, 7:00pm

Friday, February 6, 2015
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Step Show
Heritage Room, 6:30pm

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Black and Gold Pageant
Grand Ballroom, 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Picture Perfect Modeling Troupe Photo Shoot
Multicultural Center, 5:00pm

Friday, February 13, 2015
Black History Month Readings
Multicultural Center, Noon

Friday, February 13, 2015
NAACP Masquerade Ball
Bayliss/Henninger Underground, 7:00pm

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Expanding Cultural Diversity Project's Difficult Conversations (DifCons)
"Continuing the Conversation: All Lives Matter"
Lamoine Room, University Union, 7:00pm

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Brothers in Bow Ties Photo Shoot
Sherman Hall Steps, Noon

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Sisters in Hats Photo Shoot
Sherman Hall Steps, Noon

Friday, February 20, 2015
Cultural Expressions Open Mic Night
Multicultural Center, 9:00pm

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Sacred Circle, Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development

"After the March: Symbol or Substance"
Multicultural Center, 1:00pm

Monday, February 23, 2015
Public Book Reading & Discussion
“The Negro Problem,” a series of writings by African American Intellectuals
[Note: this book is available as a .pdf at
Malpass Library Garden Lounge, Noon

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Public Book Reading & Discussion
"The Negro Problem," a series of writings by African American Intellectuals
[Note: this book is available as a .pdf via ] Macomb City Hall, Community Room, 6:00pm

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Black History Month Lecture
Dr. Jo Ann Morgan, Professor, African American Studies, and Art
"Huey P. Newton: Iconic Images of Black Power"
Figge Museum, Davenport, Iowa, 7:00pm

All programs are free unless noted* and open to the public. Individuals needing accommodation to fully participate should contact the Department of African American Studies.

The Black History Month calendar of events is co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center. Questions should be directed to or call 309/298-1181.

Waste Management 2015 Recycling Service Days Calendar
Waste Management 2015 Recycling Service Days Calendar

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    These businesses are possible options for residents to call for snow removal for sidewalks and driveways. Please note the City of Macomb does not endorse any one in particular.

    Caleb Cook - 309-313-3160

    Collins Excavating - 309-837-3444

    Gray Brothers - 309-255-1423

    Security Lock Shop - 309-833-5965.

    Ameren Illinois will be trimming trees in and around the Macomb Area in the near future. Ameren will mailing notices to customers affected by the trimming work along with a public notice in the newspaper.

    If you have questions or concerns, please call 1-800-755-5000 or visit their website at Thank you for your cooperation.

    Macomb utilizes CodeRED Emergency Notification system
    The City of Macomb has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Macomb officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city/county.

    This system is only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.

    All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

    Click Here to register your phone number

    The City of Macomb is now offering the following options for on-line payments:

    View and manage your water account

    Pay your water deposit or monthly water bill

    Pay parking tickets, ordinance violations and other miscellaneous fees.

    Please visit the City of Macomb's website at or the kiosk located in the hallway in City Hall next to the water counter for more information.

    Please note that is is very important you enter your account number and service location exactly as shown on your bill. Also, please be careful to distinguish between the letter "O" and the number zero "0" when entering information.

    If you would like to speak to someone regarding these options, please call the Water Department at (309)833.2031. Thank you.

    City seeking citizens to fill Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals Positions
    The City is seeking one citizen with a desire to be appointed to the Planning Commission. This is a non-compensated appointment.
    The Planning Commission potentially meets the 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY of each month, at 5:15 PM, at City Hall. The Planning Commission Deals with
    Zone related issues, as well as land use issues and issues pertaining to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

    Likewise, the City is seeking one individual to fill a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Members are paid $10.00 per meeting that they attend. The Board of Appeals potentially meets the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month, at 5:15 PM, at City Hall. The Board of Appeals deals primarily with issues dealing with requested variances to yard setbacks, lot sizes, building heights, replacement of non-conforming uses, etc.

    There is currently one vacancy on both the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested citizens must reside within the City Limits.
    Contact the Office of the Mayor, 1st floor of City Hall, 8AM-1230P, 130P-5PM, M-F, to obtain a brief Questionnaire/Statement of Interest.

    Designated Holidays for Garbage Pickup
    Holidays observed by Waste Management:

    New Year's Day

    Memorial Day

    Indepedence Day

    Labor Day

    Thanksgiving Day

    Christmas Day

    Discharging debris including grass clippings and leaves while mowing can cause storm drains and lines to become clogged when rain washes the debris into or on top of the storm drains. When wet, it can also potentially create a dangerous driving condition on the street. Finally, it is a violation of the Municpal Code:

    Excerpt from Municpal Code:

    Sec. 20-2 (a) Deposit of waste and harmful materials in public places; It shall be unlawfully to throw or deposit on any street, alley, sidewalk, gutter, or other public place any material which may be harmful to the pavements thereof, or any waste material, rubbish, grass, leaves, branches, glass, tacks, nails or other substances or articles.

    Your Cooperation in following this ordinance would be much appreicated.