Clearing out alleyways Posted in: News Maintaining the consistent effort to restore and enhance Elgin’s historic downtown area, the city has implemented a pilot program to address the current problematic state of its waste disposal.Business owners and residential buildings have agreed to consolidate trash collection in alleyways to one or two isolated dumpsters, instead of the current overcrowded number of individual bins. This includes buildings along N. Avenue C and Main Street, stretching from Depot Avenue to Third Street.Council members believe this is a step forward in transforming these alleyways into a space more accommodating for civilian use and public safety, with police being able to ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!