Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Collection

Refuse Collection

Each single-family household is provided with a 95-gallon refuse container for storage of up to 200 pounds of household refuse, with the exception of electronics, batteries, tires, motor oil, transmission fluid, anti freeze, other hazardous materials  and construction debris left by contractors or large do-it-yourself jobs. General household refuse is collected twice per week.

Refuse Pick Up Days

For homes north of Greenleaf Street, refuse is collected on Monday and Thursday. For homes south of Greenleaf Street, refuse is collected on Tuesday and Friday.

Collections are made in the alley where alleys are present and at the curb in the front of the house where alleys do not exist. Refuse should not be set out prior to 6 p.m. the night before collection. Refuse carts can not remain at the curb past 6 p.m. the night of collection. In order to ensure collection, refuse containers must be set out by 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.

Lakeshore Waste Services

Lakeshore Waste Services is contracted to handle the Village's Commercial Refuse Collection Program. For more information, contact Lakeshore Waste Services.

Collection Guidelines

The Refuse Collection Division recognizes the following material(s) as household waste that will be collected with regular collection. The following list is intended to be a reference guideline and is not limited to the following items.

All waste material must be placed in bags or boxes and be of sufficient strength to hold the materials. Bagged and boxed material must not exceed 40 pounds. Homeowners should contact Public Works for proper disposal of large and bulky items. Homeowners are encouraged to donate usable items to local charities.

Food Items  

Must be drained of surplus liquids, bagged, and securely tied. Deposit bags into refuse cart.

Carpeting & Padding   


Carpet and padding shall be cut into lengths of no more than six feet. Rolls should not exceed 18 inches in diameter and should be neatly rolled, tied, and stacked for collection with regular household waste.

Hypodermic Needles    

Place hypodermic needles in a specifically designed sharps container or a rigid container such as a laundry detergent bottle or coffee can before placing in refuse cart.

Furniture, Mattresses, Box Springs & Small Appliances    

Place items adjacent to refuse cart.  Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic.

Books, Non-Recyclable Papers & Plastic    

Deposit in bags and place in refuse cart.

Dust, Ash & Particle Matter     

Must be containerized in bags, securely tied and deposited in refuse cart.


Paint must be dried out prior to collection. Remove lids from paint cans to allow paint to air dry or mix with an absorbent such as sand or cat litter. Place dry paint cans in or next to refuse cart.

Swing Sets or Outdoor Play Equipment    

Must be dismantled, not to exceed five feet in length.

Automobile Tires

Contact Public Works in advance to schedule a special pick-up.


Limited to two eight foot sections per set out. Each section should not exceed five feet in width.

Commercial Refuse & Recycling

The Village approved a solid waste contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems for the Village's Commercial Refuse and Recycling Program. Lakeshore began serving franchise customers on February 1, 2012.

Commercial recycling remains a major program goal. The Village encourages businesses to take advantage of the recycling opportunity to possibly further reduce refuse service costs.

For more information, contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems.