Garbage / Recycling / Yard Waste

The Village contracts with Flood Brothers Disposal/Recycling Inc. for garbage, recycling, and yard waste disposal. Their telephone number is 773-626-5800. The Village’s assigned pick-up day is Tuesday, 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.


  1. Garbage
  2. Recycling
  3. Yard Waste

Green Carts with Black Lids 

The garbage cart (black lid) is picked up by Flood Brothers every Tuesday. 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 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.

Holiday Services

When a holiday falls on or before your regularly scheduled pickup day, your trash will be picked up one day later (Wednesday), 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

Flood Brothers will provide a special collection for Christmas trees during the first two (2) weeks of January free of charge. Please remove all ornamentation, tinsel, or garland before placing your tree at the curb for pickup on your regular collection day.

Bulk Items and White Goods

Refuse collection will include one (1) bulk item (i.e. discarded furniture).  Any special requests of items weighing more than 50 lbs. will not be collected and will require the resident to contact Flood Brothers to arrange for proper collection.

Flood Brothers will provide collections services for white good items (i.e. appliances). Examples shall include; refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, washers, dryers, etc. Residents will be asked to call Flood Brothers at (773-626-5800) 24 hours prior to collection day to schedule the pickup.