Pick-Up Information

General Provisions


Garbage, recyclables, and yard waste are picked up on the same day of the week. Pick-up days in the City of Elmhurst are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. If you are unsure what day pick up is provided on your block, please view our garbage pick-up map(PDF), or call the Public Works Department at (630) 530-3020.

Please be sure your waste and recyclables are placed at the curb by 6:00 am on your pick-up day.

Holiday Schedule


When a holidays listed below falls on a Sunday through Friday, pick-up will be delayed by one day for the remainder of that week. These holidays are:
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
The above holidays are the only holidays that the refuse pick up schedule is altered. Saturday holidays do not affect the pick up schedule.

Special Pick-Ups


If your refuse item does not fall into a category under Republic's Large Item Collection or if you have construction materials such as shingles, drywall, and other construction debris, please contact Republic Services the day prior to your regular pick-up day to arrange for a quote. You can reach Republic Services at (708) 345-7050.