Public Works

Refuse & Recycling

The Village contracts with The Roy Strom Collection Company for its solid waste collection. All households receive standard service which provides for the weekly refuse collection of up to two cans of refuse, and unlimited recycling by use of one 32-gallon container and/or 18-gallon bins. (Letter from Roy Strom Co. to Residents)

If you experience a missed refuse, recycling or yard waste collection, please contact Strom at 708-344-5000 (press 0). Should Strom fail to resolve your problem, contact the Village or call 708-366-8500. 

FAQs on Refuse, Recycling, and Waste collection

Weekly Collection & Holiday Schedule

Collection is provided on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The 3-day collection schedule (view refuse collection map) is described as follows:

Monday: West side of Harlem Ave through and including both sides of Monroe Ave between Central Ave and North Ave, and the east side of Jackson Ave between Oak Ave and Chicago Ave.
Tuesday: Both sides of Jackson Ave (except for the east side of Jackson Ave between Oak Ave and Chicago Ave) through and including both sides of Park Ave between Central Ave and North Ave, and the west side of Park Ave through and including the east side of Thatcher Ave between Division St and North Ave.
Wednesday: Both sides of Forest Ave through and including the west side of River Oaks Dr between Central Ave and Division St, and the east side of Lathrop Ave through and including the west side of Thatcher Ave between Madison St and Hawthorne Ave.

Strom will provide collection services on Thursdays and Fridays for missed locations and for special pickups.

Holidays

Strom observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Collection on these holidays will be scheduled for the next working day and subsequent collections during that week will be delayed by one day.

Refuse Collection & Fees

The Village's refuse collection program offers two options:

Base Service: Provides for the weekly collection of up to two cans of refuse or building materials. The can of building materials must not exceed 50 lbs. in weight and cannot be generated by a contractor. Residents can dispose of more than two containers of refuse or building materials when they purchase and affix a Universal Solid Waste Tag to each additional container(s).The bi monthly fee for Base Service is $55.02.
Optional Special Service: Provides for the weekly collection of unlimited refuse and no more than one container of building materials without having to affix a Universal Solid Waste Tag to additional containers. Contact the Village at (708) 366-8500 if you are interested in participating in this option.The bi monthly fee for Special Service is $81.58.

Regardless of which collection option you have, all refuse containers cannot exceed 33 gallons in capacity, can weigh up to 50 pounds when loaded, and be collected from a location at the back door or at a location outside and behind the front building line of the residence or next to the alley (for those residences with alleys). Containers shall have tight-fitting lids, and oversized and/or overweight containers will not be collected.