Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste

Refuse & Recycling Program

The City's current refuse and recycling contractor is Republic Services.  Republic's program simplifies recycling and refuse collection by using a new two-cart system (one for refuse and one for recycling). 

Please check the Utility Rates (PDF) for current rates.  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