The annual Citywide Collection Event for those living in a single or two-family residence that was postponed due to COVID-19, has been rescheduled to a single day only, Saturday, June 13, 2020.
This is a change from past Citywide Collection Events when pickup was done on the same day as customers’ regular garbage pickup day. This year, the pickup for all eligible customers will take place on one day only, June 13, 2020.
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.