Refuse Collection

Harold on TruckSkokie Refuse is Transitioning to Once a Week Collection 
May 1, 2023

Questions specifically about the upcoming transition to once-weekly refuse collection? 
Read the FAQ

What Day Is My Collection?

Refuse and recycling collection occur on the same day for single family homes up to four-unit residential buildings.  Carts must be placed out for collection no later than 7 a.m. Crews will not return for late set outs. The north/south boundary is Greenleaf Street and the east/west boundary is Kostner Avenue.

Larger residential buildings are serviced by LRS and service frequency varies for each property.

  1. Public Works Department

    Physical Address
    9050 Gross Point Road
    Skokie, IL 60077

    Phone: : 847-933-8427

Refuse Service Map Updated 2023

The Village of Skokie’s observed holidays are listed below. 

The Village’s contracted recycling hauler's observed holidays are noted by an asterisk (*). Recycling collection schedules are not affected by Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, or Juneteenth (June 19th).

  • New Year’s Day*
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day*
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day*
  • Labor Day*
  • Thanksgiving*
  • Christmas Day*

2023 Detailed Holiday Collection Schedule for Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste

  1. What about refuse pickup for commercial accounts (including residential rentals)?
  1. How can I reduce my landfill waste?
  1. How can I request a second refuse toter?
  1. What items are NOT accepted for refuse collection?
  1. How do I dispose of bulk items?
  1. I have an extra large amount of refuse. Can I just leave it at the curb for pickup?