Brush Pick Up, (for unincorporated areas of the Township) runs from the first week in April until the first week in November. Call 630-837-0960 for more information.
The Hanover Township Road District consists of all roads and bridges in the Township that are not on State or County right-of-way or within the corporate limits of municipalities. The Road District is a public corporation like a township, but is a completely separate corporation, receiving its own tax dollars through its own independent line item on your Cook County tax bill. State law requires townships to maintain their unincorporated roadways. Our goal is to provide the best possible road surfaces at the most economical expense to our constituency.
The Hanover Township Road District and Township have the same boundaries encompassing approximately 36 square miles. This area stretches south of the Dupage County line and north to the Northwest Tollway, and from Barrington Road on the east to its western border at the Kane County line.
Among the duties of the Highway Commissioner are constructing and maintaining roads and bridges; snow and ice removal, removing debris, downed trees, and dead animals from the roadway; storage of district tools and equipment; and installation and maintenance of traffic signs. The Highway Department also approves all driveway permits in the unincorporated area.
In addition, the Township Road District provides free chipping of residents' brush and branches, free wood chips. The Road District mows the right-of-ways to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and improve the appearance of the roadside. The Road District has also recently enrolled in the Cook County Community Service Program. This allows us to use individuals needing to provide community service hours to help us at no cost to our residents.
The Highway Commissioner and staff are on call 24 hours a day to respond to snow, ice, flooding, accidents, illegal dumping, and other emergencies. It is our job to listen to the needs of the community that we serve. We welcome your input.