Essential Services Continue

The safety of our employees and the customers that we serve remains our highest priority.  In light of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order last Friday, the City has suspended certain Non-essential services, including Code Enforcement, Recycling, and yard waste, but is still providing water, sewer, trash collection, Police protection, Fire and EMS like it normally would. 

 “We expect recycling may build up in the coming weeks, but because the system isn’t automated, each one of those bags is picked up by hand and creates a potential exposure,” said an official with the City.  Yard waste operations are similar in that regard. 

 City Manager Gary Bradley noted that the City is looking into options that would allow for temporary twice a week trash service.  “We know that with more people home, trash builds up a little quicker.  Since we’re not doing yard waste on Monday, we could potentially do a Monday, Friday, Saturday service with the automated truck that could provide a higher level of service for trash.  It’s something we’re looking into and evaluating, to see if the twice a week pick-up would benefit many people.” 

 As a reminder, All Municipal Facilities are closed to the public.

  1. Utility Payments can be made via the Drop Box located in the City Hall Parking Lot (cash overpayments will be credited to the account holder’s account).
  2. Mail your payment to: City of Kewanee

                                          401 E 3rd St
                                         Kewanee Il 61443
            3. Pay online at or  by calling 1-877-885-7968