The annual Citywide Collection Event will be offered to those living in a single or two-family residence on the regularly scheduled garbage collection day during the week May 7 – 11, 2018. A total of eight “Universal” stickers must be affixed on the pile of acceptable items. All eligible residents are encouraged to do some spring cleaning and take advantage of this annual program.
- Examples of “Acceptable Items” include, but are not limited to; garage and attic clean-out debris; barbeque grills; bicycles; carpeting, if rolled into sections not exceeding four feet in length and not weighing more than 50 pounds per roll; household construction materials (e.g., lumber, drywall, plywood, doors) if bundled or placed within 33-gallon refuse containers and/or not weighing more than 50 pounds; furniture; box springs and mattresses; and household fixtures, excluding electronics as described below.
- Examples of “Unacceptable Items” include, but not limited to; hazardous waste; tires; automotive parts, fluids and batteries (e.g., oil, transmission fluid, windshield washing fluid, starters, brake shoes, etc.); household batteries; oil based paint; pesticides; and propane tanks, and large household appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers). Small household appliances (e.g., toasters, televisions, microwaves, computers, monitors, speakers, stereo equipment) are no longer acceptable items as they are now banned from Illinois landfills from all sources under penalty of law.
Those wishing more information about the acceptability of an item for pickup, may call (630) 293-2255.
Those wishing to learn about recycling options may visit www.dupageco.org/recycling for more information on recycling the materials listed above.
Electronic Recycling Beginning January 1, 2012, landfills are no longer able to accept electronic waste. The City of West Chicago has contracted with Groot Industries, Inc. to provide residents with free drop-off of electronic waste at its e-waste facility located at 1995 Powis Road on Saturdays from 8:00 – 11.00 a.m. Contact Groot at (877) 775-1200 with any questions.