Highway Commissioner

Mark Gernigin

P: 618-259-7260

The Highway Department Office

41 S 9th St East Alton, IL 62024


Brush Pickup

Township residents may call between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday to the Highway Department at 618-259-2490 to schedule pickup for paper bags of yard waste and limbs on Thursdays and Fridays. Then residents are to place the paper bags of yard waste at the curb in front of their residence.


Dumpster Use-location is at the WRT Highway Department

1010 8th St in Cottage Hills

 The 8th Dump hours: on Mondays 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

and Fridays 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


8th Street Dump is open for the residential areas that Wood River Township services: Forest Homes, Cottage Hills, Kendall Hill and Rosewood Heights residents only. (no contractors please) Please bring a utility bill and your driver’s license for proof of residency with you. The Dump cannot be used to replace residential trash pickup. Residents may drop off items that the State of Illinois allows at dump sites, lumber needs to be no longer than 4 feet and bundled. Items not acceptable in Illinois Dump sites are:

  1. Car batteries
  2. Motor oil
  3. Tires
  4. Liquid waste (e.g., non-dried paint, household cleaners)
  5. Untreated medical waste
  6. Cathode ray tube (CRT) screens (tube monitors and TVs)
  7. Products containing mercury
  8. Yard waste
  9. Computers
  10. Nickel-cadmium (NiCad, or rechargeable) batteries
  11. No electronics, no EPA regulated items