Set up Refuse & Recycling Service

Setting Up Your Service

Weekly garbage service for single family residential areas is provided by the Village’s contracted waste hauler, Waste Management. Refuse and recyclables are collected every Thursday. Plastic refuse bags and durable metal or plastic cans with handles are acceptable containers for refuse. To sign up for refuse and recycling service, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696. Contract Information (posted December 2, 2005): View Brochure.

Waste Management Yard Waste Collection

Waste Management’s optional weekly Yard Waste collection program starts at the beginning of April and continues until the end of November. Residents that have limited yard waste may choose to pay on a per-bag or per-can basis. These cans and bags are picked up during regular waste pick up – but must have a sticker attached to be collected. Stickers are available at Village Hall and Ace Hardware in Wauconda, or may be ordered directly from Waste Management. Please ensure that the stickers on the bags or cans (painted with large red X’s) are visible to the street so drivers can readily identify them. To sign up for this service, please contact Waste Management at 1-800-796-9696.

Please Note: Because refuse and yard waste are picked up on the same day, cans containing yard waste should be marked with large red X’s. This will help identify the landscape yard waste to the drivers so your pickup is not inadvertently missed. Waste Management’s Yard Waste Collection is not the same service as the Village’s spring and fall brush pick-up program.