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.
During the week of New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas garbage, recycling and yard waste will be picked up Saturday
Pick- Up Date
New Year’s Day January 7
Memorial Day June 3
4th of July July 8
Labor Day September 9
Thanksgiving November 25
Christmas 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.
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.
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.
The village provides a bi-yearly curbside recycling program. Pick-up of electronic items will occur two times a year, once every spring and every fall. Collection dates will be announced in early 2023.