Refuse, Recycling, Yard Waste, & Organic 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.
- New! organic (food scrap) recycling.
- New! Recycling options for electronic and medical sharps for a fee. Click on link below for details.
The new rates are as follows:
95-Gallon Toter $24.32 / month
65-Gallon Toter $18.76 / month
35-Gallon Toter $18.00 / month
Refuse Stickers $3.50/sticker
Yard Waste / Organic Waste Stickers $3.50/sticker
Organic Composting Toter rental $19.00/month (Billed directly by Republic Services)
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.