Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste
The Village contracts with Homewood Disposal Company for garbage, recycling, and yard waste disposal. Their telephone number is 708-798-1004. The Village’s assigned pick-up day is Friday, and the fee is $20 per month. This service is billed on your bimonthly water bill. If you fail to make your water bill payment, your garbage service will be terminated and will not be restored unless full payment is made and a $30 restoration fee will be applied.
The brown garbage cart is picked up by Homewood Disposal every Friday. This cart is to be used for garbage only - no yard waste or recyclables. It must be placed at curb. The carts shall not be placed upon Village streets or sidewalks or any Village property for pickup prior to 6 p.m. on the evening before assigned pickup day, and all such aforementioned brown cart shall be removed and placed back upon private property by 6 p.m. the day of the pickup assignment.
Plastic Bags Within Cart
Important! Please be sure all garbage is placed in garbage is placed in garbage bags before you put it in your cart. This helps reduce odor and keeps material from blowing out of the cart when it gets emptied. Placing your garbage in bags also helps maintain the cleanliness of the cart.
When a holiday falls on or before your regularly scheduled pickup day, your trash will be picked up one day later (Saturday), for that week only. The only holidays this applies to are:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Free Christmas Tree Pickup
Homewood Disposal will pick up your Christmas tree free of charge. Please remove all ornamentation, tinsel, or garland before placing your tree at the curb for pickup on your regular collection day.
We allow one (1) free large item per week, i.e. stove, refrigerator, sofa, furnace, etc., will be picked up at no additional charge to homeowner. However, any item containing Freon, such as, a refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioning unit, you must contact Homewood Disposal prior to removal. Items such as carpeting, fencing, drywall, swing sets, etc. are considered construction debris. Please contact Homewood Disposal for information regarding pick-up of construction debris at 708-798-1004.
The green cart is for recycling only and will be picked up every other week on Friday. Please check the calendar for your recycle pick-up day. No garbage is allowed in the green container. An annual calendar and map of each residential pick-up area and a recycling guide, can be found on the Village’s website or on Homewood Disposal’s website.
Blue Containers / Carts
The blue yard waste containers are picked up weekly on Fridays (along with the regular garbage pick-up) April 1st through November 30th only.
Yard Waste Items
Blue containers must be used for such items as:
- Garden Clippings
- Grass Clippings
- Landscape Vegetation
No other garbage is allowed in the blue container. Any other type of receptacle is unacceptable and yard waste will not be picked up.
Renting a Cart
Containers can be rented from Homewood Disposal by calling 708-798-1004 and ask for residential service. The blue carts are rented on a yearly basis with one annual payment of $36. This includes delivery and all repairs that occur through normal wear and tear.
The cart is used for yard waste only from April 1st through November 30th. From December 1st through March 31st, the cart can be used for garbage.