Garbage & Recycling

The Village contracts with Lake Shore Recycling for the curbside collection of household refuse, yard waste, and recyclable materials for all single-family attached and detached units. The Village's contract does not include multifamily or commercial collection. Find a list of registered refuse haulers that provide this service.

Was your waste, recycling or yard waste not collected on your service day?  Click here to submit this form for a pickup.

Garbage, yard waste, and recycling collection fees are included in the property's bi-monthly water bill. Refuse and recyclables are collected every Friday. Items may be placed at the curb and alleyways after 6 pm on the day before the collection. There is no limit to the amount of refuse that may be disposed of at a single collection.

All household refuse must be contained in the Village issued 90 or 65-gallon containers. These containers are the property of Lake Shore Recycling and must stay with your property should you decide to move from the Village. Additional containers may be used as necessary along with your Village issued container. Lids are required for all refuse containers.

Recyclables are to be placed in the recycling container (blue lid). Please put items in loose. Bagged items will not be recycled. View a list of acceptable recyclables (PDF).

Large appliances (e.g. stoves, refrigerators, couches, and mattresses) and construction material (e.g. wood, bricks, concrete, fencing, rocks, mud and clay, and shingles and gutters) will not be collected by Lake Shore Recycling during regular curbside collection. Special arrangements for these items may be made by contacting Lake Shore Recycling directly at 708-344-5000.

2023 Holiday Pick-Up Schedule

All Collections will occur 1 day later on Saturday


    Saturday Pick- Up

New Year's Day

January 7

Memorial Day

June 3

4th of July

July 8

Labor Day

September 9


November 25


December 30

Please note the following holidays do not affect regular service:

  • Lincoln's Birthday

  • Washington's Birthday

  • Martin Luther King Jr Day

  • President's Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Veterans Day

Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste is collected every Friday from April through November. Yard waste material includes, but is not limited to, grass clippings, bush trimmings, weeds, leaves, small branches, twigs, and gardening waste. These materials should be placed in approved, biodegradable, 30-gallon bags or 33-gallon plastic containers with lids and attached yard waste tags. Yard waste tags are free of charge and are available at the Village Commons during normal business hours.

The last collection for yard waste in 2023 has been extended to Friday, December 1, 2023.

Fall Leaf Collection

Yard waste, including leaves, will be picked up on Fridays (see above). Please do not rake piles of leaves into the street or curb line as this causes problems with the Village's sewer system and interferes with street sweeping activities.

Brush & Tree Branch Pick-Up

North Riverside Public Works provides brush and branch collection every Tuesday between March 15 and November 15. Materials are to be placed in an orderly manner with butt ends facing the street in the public parkways near the curb in front of your home.

Branches will not be collected from the alleys.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

The Village municipal buildings are not drop-off sites for household hazardous materials such as mercury (found in thermometers and thermostats), automotive fluids, lawn chemicals, insecticides, gasoline, motor oil, fluorescent bulbs, oil-based paints, and aerosol paint.

Please visit Earth 911 for a complete list of household hazardous waste materials.

Electronics Disposal

Lake Shore Recycling is prohibited by federal law from disposing of electronics (TVs, computers, microwaves, etc.) in their landfills. Therefore, they will not pick up these items during their weekly refuse collection.

Beginning in 2023, the village will provide a special pick up for electronic items two times a year, once every spring and every fall. Collection dates will be announced each year.  The Village's Public Works Facility will no longer accept electronic items for recycling throughout the year.   Please do not drop off electronics in front of any public building.  Violators will be subject to tickets and fines.