Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste

Refuse & Recycling Program


The City is under a new waste collection and hauling contract, which provides a decrease in waste hailing rates for 2018.  After a thorough bidding and review process, City Council approved a new 5-year contract with Republic Services of Melrose Park.  An additional benefit in continuing with Republic Services is there will NOT be a Citywide change out of toters or a change in collection days.  The new contract maintains the same services with a few additional options listed below:


  • Spring clean up days remains
  • Free leaf pick up for two cycles in the Fall remains
  • New! 35-gallon toter option for waste only.  (Details will be made available soon)
  • New! organic (food scrap) recycling.  (Details will be made available soon)
  • New! Recycling options for electronic and medical sharps for a fee.

The new rates are as follows:

95-Gallon Toter                                                                        $22.29/month

65-Gallon Toter                                                                        $17.20/month

35-Gallon Toter                                                                        $16.50/month

Refuse Stickers                                                                         $3.25/sticker

Yard Waste Stickers                                            $3.25/sticker

Organic Composting Toter rental              $17.50/month



Utility Rates (PDF)  Utilities are  billed bimonthly. There is no extra cost for the 65 Gallon recycling cart. 

Republic Services picks up refuse and recycling from Elmhurst residents on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  To find out which day trash service is for your neighborhood, please see Garbage Pick-Up Map (PDF).

Missed on your Collection Day?

 
If you are missed on your regular collection day, please do not call that day. Call Republic Services the next day after your scheduled pick-up between 8:30 am - 11:00 am. at (708) 345-7050.

Additional Links & Information

Green Initiatives- Environment and Recycling

DuPage County's Recycling Guide

SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education in DuPage County)

Earth 911

Mattress Recycling