Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste 

Garbage Collection Pick-Up

Garbage and rubbish are picked up by Waste Management from curbs and alleys once a week. When a scheduled pick-up falls on a holiday, collection will be made the following day.

Village ordinance requires all garbage be covered and not placed in paper bags or boxes for collection. The burning of leaves and garbage is prohibited. Village crews will remove tree branches from the parkway upon notice. For more information, call the Village at 708-345-0020. 
Garbage Collection Map

For oversize items, general questions or can replacement call Waste Management at 800-796-9696.


The current rate is $ 25.18per month or $50.36 based on a bi-monthly basis, which is shown on the water bills.

Senior Discount

The senior rubbish rate is $22.67 per month and will appear as $45.34 on the bi-monthly bill. Anyone who has reached age 65 should complete the discount form below and return it to Village Hall with proof of age.

Waste Management Senior Discount Form

Snow, Ice & Your Garbage

When placing refuse cans out when snow or ice is predicted or falling, DO NOT place at the curb line. High probability that they will be knocked over. They should be placed 3 feet or more behind
the curb line. It is the responsibility of the home owner to put the containers in the correct location.

Unacceptable Refuse

  • Unacceptable refuse includes:
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Concrete
  • Construction debris
  • Fencing
  • Gravel / dirt
  • Insecticides
  • Large automotive parts
  • Materials too large for one person to handle
  • Medical waste
  • Oil
  • Oil-based / latex fluid paint products (latex dried-out cans will be taken)

Refuse Service Guidelines

Community-provided guidelines:

  • Additional bags and cans (with handles not exceeding 33 gallons) should not weigh more than 50 lbs.
  • One large bulk item will be picked up each week at no charge. Examples include furniture, mattress / box spring, cabinet, bicycle, etc.
  • Carpeting must be prepared properly - cut / tied / bundled in 4 ft. lengths no larger than 2 ft. around with a maximum weight of 50 lbs.
  • Tires are no longer acceptable due to EPA regulations. Residents should check with their local tire stores.
  • White goods such as air conditioners, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, dryers, furnaces, stoves, and washers require waste management be notified for pick-up at least 24 hours prior to normal service day. Pick-up of these items is offered at no additional charge to the resident.
  • All refuse and recyclables need to be placed out on your service day by 6:00 am.
Garbage Collection
Recycling Schedule
Yard Waste Branch Pick Up