Citywide Bulk Item Collection Event
About the Citywide Collection Event
The Citywide Collection Event is typically scheduled for the first week of May on the same day as customers’ regular garbage pickup day. Official collection dates will be posted on the City's communications channels once confirmed.
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.
Those wishing more information about the acceptability of an item for pickup may call (630) 293-2255, or to learn about recycling options please visit www.dupageco.org/recycling for more information on recycling.
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.
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.