Refuse & Recycling
Solid Waste & Recycling Program
Republic Services (Formerly Allied Waste)
Refuse Pickup Days
Since May of 2016, pickup days for resident refuse is Tuesday. The Village no longer has two separate pickup days.
Refuse should be placed for pickup by 6 AM on the day of pickup and no earlier than an half hour prior to sunset the evening before. All refuse containers shall be removed from curb by 8 PM the day of refuse pickup.
Refuse in the Village is contracted for with Republic Services. Republic Services directly bills for these services on a quarterly basis. The rates are as follows:
|Service||Monthly Rates for July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
|95 Gallon Weekly Service
|Weekly Service - Seniors
|Back Door Can Service
The normal service schedule may be affected by the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
The current contract allows for one bulk item per week to be put out with your garbage cans. Items too big for a 35-gallon bag are considered Bulk items. Additional Bulk items need a refuse sticker.
Yard waste pickup starts in April of every year and ends in November. Yard waste should be placed in a 35-gallon container or Kraft paper yard waste bag not weighing more than 50 pounds with a yard waste sticker. It must be marked as "Yard Waste." Bundles of sticks must not exceed 2 feet in diameter or 4 feet in length. A yard waste sticker must be attached to each bundle. Yard waste stickers may be purchased from Village Hall, Jewel-Osco and the Clarendon Hills Hardware store.
Leaf Pick Up
Starting October 1st through the end of November, leaf pick-up in appropriate yard waste bags will be picked up without any stickers.
Republic Services picks up weekly general household recycling items. For a quick guide to what can be recycled, please visit Republic Services Recycling Guide by clicking here.
For more in-depth information on recycling visit Republic's Recycling Simplfied website by, click here.
SCARCE ( School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) is an award-winning environmental education non-profit dedicated to creating sustainable communities. For over 25 years they have been implementing change to foster a more sustainable future. They accomplish this through innovative and hands-on education programs for schools and organizations, demonstrating care for our natural resources through their Book Rescue, and engaging the broader public through community-wide events and programs. Find out about their events here https://www.scarce.org/
Electronics (including laptop computers, dvd players and mobile phones) are not allowed in Illinois Landfills. DuPage County offers sites to recycle electronics for all DuPage residents. Visit their County recycling page for an up-to-date list on electronics recycling programs.
Hazardous Waste (including aerosol cans, batteries and thermostats) is handled region-wide by the City of Naperville. Please click on the link for more information.
County-Wide Recycling Events/More Information
DuPage County offers free County-wide recycling events and services for residents. Be sure to click here to visit their website for a schedule of events as well as more information on how to recycle other goods not listed above.
The County also intermittently updates their Recycling Guide. This Guide includes companies who will dispose of items not allowed in the curbside recycling program (including batteries and oil-based paint). Please note the County does not endorse nor guarantee the information listed and residents are encouraged to call the companies to ensure they will accept the materials.
No longer is there a set day for additional refuse. If you have additional refuse that does not fit into your refuse cart, it may be placed into 35-gallon or less bags and collected as part of the standard pickup without a refuse sticker. Items too big for a 35-gallon bag are considered Bulk items. Bulk items can be placed by the curb weekly. Residents are limited to one bulk item per week. Additional bulk items would need a refuse sticker.
Recycling Tips These were posted on the Village's Facebook Page in hope of encouraging better recycling habits.
- 9/6/2018- Did you know greasy pizza boxes are not recyclable? The grease makes the paper fibers unrecoverable during the recycling process. Be sure to throw the greasy pizza boxes away with your trash! You can recycle frozen food boxes, milk cartons and cardboard boxes!
- 9/13/2018- Thursday Recycling Tip: Did you know electronics should not be thrown away with your trash? DuPage residents can properly recycle these items, and more, at several sites across the County. Visit https://www.dupageco.org/ElectronicsRecycling/ for more information!
- 9/28/2018- Belated Thursday Recycling Tip: Pills, inhalers, liquids, creams, gels and other medical-related items cannot be recycled. You can safely dispose of these items by taking them to the Clarendon Hills Police Department.
Thursday Recycling Tip: Are you looking to recycle foam containers such as food service products? DuPage residents can take advantage of foam recycling 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
Visit https://www.dupageco.org/recycling/ and click the Foam Block Recycling link for more information.
- 10/25/2018- Thursday Recycling Tip: A lot of your tools cannot be recycled. Try donating them or giving them to a neighbor so they can find their second-life. If it is a power tool with a lithium battery, many stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe's, will take them off your hands so they can be properly disposed.
- 11/16/2018 - Belated Thursday Recycling Tip: You're not suppose to recycle plastic bags at home. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/pbs/videos/687257641659298/UzpfSTE2Nzc4NDAzNjU2NzE5MzoyMjQ5MDgxMzA4NDM3NDQ1/