Garbage & Recycling Collection
The Village contracts with Republic Services for the removal of refuse, recycling and yard waste for all single-family, two-family and municipal property within the Village. All homes receive service on Thursday, unless impacted by a holiday. The Village offers a two-tiered refuse program so that residents have the flexibility to choose the disposal option that best meets the needs of their households. Because there are fixed costs with providing refuse service to the community, all participating households are charged a monthly refuse fee on their water and sewer bill regardless of which program they select.
Volume-Based Sticker Program
Residents provide their own refuse container and must purchase stickers to affix to each container for pick-up. Residents must purchase Village approved blue bins for recyclable materials (there is no charge for recycling). Learn more about the sticker program.
Residents select either a 65 gallon or 95 gallon toter, which is provided by Republic, and are billed a flat monthly fee for the toter directly from Republic. All participants in this program receive a 65 gallon recycling toter at no additional charge. Learn more about the toter program.
- 65 gallon Refuse Toter - $13.27
- 95 gallon Refuse Toter - $15.54
- Minimum Monthly Charge - $5.81
- One Sticker - $3.30
Determine Which Program is Right for Me
Special Collection Programs
Holiday Tree Collection
The first two Thursday’s during the month of January, Republic Services will pick-up holiday trees at no cost. Remove all lights, ornaments and garland and place tree at the parkway behind the curb.
Annual Clean-Up Day
Every October, the Village's Waste Hauler provides clean-up day, where residents may dispose of an unlimited amount of refuse, including bulk items, for a total of four stickers. Acceptable items must be placed next to your regular refuse on the curb by 6 a.m. Items other than furniture, large bulk items and appliances must be placed in bags, cans and/or boxes, not larger than 35 gallons or heavier than 50 pounds each. Stickers may be purchased at Village Hall. If you choose not to participate, your garbage will be handled as a regular pick up.
Disposing of Items Not Accepted With Regular Garbage Service
Under the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, beginning January 1, 2012, no person may knowingly cause or allow the mixing electronic items with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill. E-waste items may be recycled at a designated electronics recycling collection center. For information on the center serving La Grange Park, visit the Burr Ridge website.
Where to Recycle E-Waste
Burr Ride is a designated Electronics Recycling Collection center. This collection center is located at:
Public Works Building
451 Commerce Street
La Grange Park, IL 60137
The center is staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a fee for all televisions and monitors, which can be paid in advance online or you may pay the fee onsite.
"Fly dumping" is not permitted. The site will accept the following items:
- Cell Phones
- DVD Players
- Fax Machines
- Stereo Equipment
- UPS Systems
These sites will not accept any item containing liquids or refrigerants.
Oil-based paint cannot be disposed of with your regular garbage. Latex paint can be disposed of with regular trash because it is a non-toxic, water-based paint. You will need to add an absorbent material such as shredded newspapers, kitty litter, sawdust, or waste paint hardener to your latex paint and let it dry out completely in a well-ventilated area and away from children and pets. Once it is dry, put the container with your garbage with the lid off.
The La Grange Park Police Department, in cooperation with the United States Department of Justice, has installed a Prescription Drug Disposal Box in the lobby of the Police Department. Unwanted pharmaceuticals (including liquids) may be safely disposed of by depositing them in the collection box. Needles or sharps cannot be accepted and must be disposed of as required by law. There is no charge for disposing of unwanted pharmaceuticals and the service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All pills must be removed from the bottle and placed in a sealed plastic bag before placing in the drop box. Pill bottles are not accepted and the Village does not provide sealed bags for disposal.
Needles & Sharps
To properly dispose of needles or sharps, follow the instructions:
- Use a securable container, like a coffee can, milk bottle, plastic soda bottle, laundry detergent bottle, etc.
- Place the sharps into the container carefully with the points down.
- Do not overfill the bottle. About half full is the best time to dispose of it.
- Glue the lid in place! You may also secure some lids with heavy tape, like duct tape.
- Wrap the container in several plastic bags and then tape the entire package securely.
- Clearly print “Do Not Recycle” on the outside of the package.
- Place in regular garbage for disposal.