Residential Curbside Recycling

Residential Curbside Recycling
The village contracts with Republic Services for the curbside collection of recycling for all single-family attached and detached units. The village's contract does not include multifamily or commercial collection.

An initial 65-gallon recycling cart is provided to each house at no charge. Recycling carts should be left behind for new homeowners in the event you should move.

Stickers are not required on recycling carts, the cost of recycling is included in Republic Services refuse collection bill.

Preparation of Recyclables
  • Rinse cans, glass and plastic bottles, and remove caps.
  • No need to separate! All acceptable recyclable materials may be combined into 1 cart.
  • Flatten corrugated cardboard boxes, paperboard, and wet strength carrier stock and remove any non-paper packing material.
Recycling carts must be set out at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on the day of collection.

Acceptable Items
Paper Items
  • Beverage Cartons / Boxes
  • Frozen Food Packages
  • Junk Mail
  • Kraft Brown Paper Bags, Corrugated Cardboard, and Cereal Boxes, etc.
  • Magazines, Catalogs and Telephone Directories
  • Mixed Paper
  • Newspapers
Metal Items
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil and Trays
  • Empty Paint Cans
  • Steel or Tin Cans
Glass Items
  • Bottles and Jars Only (Brown, Green, and Clear Glass)
Plastic Items
  • PET (#1) - 2-Liter Soda Containers, Plastic Flower Pots
  • KDPE (#2) - Plastic Cups, Water Bottles, Laundry Detergent / Shampoo Bottles
  • PVC (#3) - Health and Beauty Aid Bottles
  • PP (#5) - Cottage Cheese / Sour Cream / Yogurt Tubs, Syrup Bottles
  • Other (#6) - Plastic Packaging
Unacceptable Items
No packing peanuts, mirrors or windows are accepted!

For items not included on this list, check out the DuPage County Recycling Guide (PDF).