New Resident Information

We’re glad you’ve moved to Washington! It’s wonderful having new neighbors on the block. Like us, we’re sure you will find Washington to be a fantastic place in which to live and raise a family. It is also a great place to work. Listed below you will find information that will make your transition into our community easier. You will also find useful information about the city and city services on this web site. Feel free to explore the links above. Visit the Chamber of Commerce site and learn more about the community and find out how to pick up your welcome packet! Welcome to Washington!

New Resident Helpful Contact Numbers

Ameren CILCO (gas/electric) 1.888.672.5252
City Water/ Sewer Department 309.444.8292
City Building Department 309.444.1122
Frontier (phone & internet)
Frontier (customer service website)
Waste Management (garbage) 1.800.796.9696
Comcast (cable, phone, & internet) 1.800.266.2278
MTCO (fiber, cable, phone & internet) 1.800.859.6826
Fire (non-emergency) 309.444.2511
Police (non-emergency) 309.444.2313
Chamber of Commerce 309.444.9921

Public Schools:
District 50 - 309.745.8914
District 51 - 309.444.3943
District 52 - 309.444.4182
High School District 308 - 309.444.3167           

Private School: St. Patrick's - 309.444.4345


City Wards & School Districts - Map


The City contracts for residential solid waste, recycling, and landscape waste collection with Waste Management.  Please contact them at 1-800-796-9696 to establish service or obtain additional information. Each residential property within the City corporate limits were provided with a blue City of Washington recycling bin.  Additional bins are available for purchase at City Hall for $13.10.  Homeowners constructing new homes may also pick up their first bin free of charge. We do request when moving from a home that one recycling bin is left with the property for the next homeowner. All questions regarding your service should be directed to Waste Management.  All recyclable material may be put in the bin, separated from the other refuse and set out on the curb.  Recycling materials are picked up every other week on the same day as your garbage pick-up.    

2018 Recycling Schedule from Waste Management

  • 2018 Recycling Schedule - if you live north of Route 8 and Business Route 24 - Schedule A
  • 2018 Recycling Schedule - if you live north of Route 8 and Business Route 24 - Schedule B


  • City water and sewer bills are mailed monthly. To learn more, Click Here. Bills can be paid online, at City Hall, Washington State Bank, and Ipava State Bank. Some residents may receive their water from North Tazewell Water Co., (309)699-1165 or Washington Estates Water Co., (309)694-1061. You may contact them for information.  


  • Gravesites are available at a cost of $700 per gravesite in traditional area; $600 per gravesite in Memorial Gardens area; $100 per gravesite in infant burial section. Contact the City Clerk at 444-1137 for more information.  


  • Curbside residential pick-up of unwanted items is scheduled one time each year, generally during the month of April.
  • Brush pick-up is scheduled twice each year, generally during the months of May and October.
  • Vacation house check program. You may request this service by Clicking Here or calling the Police Department at (309)444-2313.

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301 Walnut St
Washington, IL 61571
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301 Walnut St, Washington IL 61571
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