Refuse Collection

Refuse Contract
trash can

The Village of Itasca contracts with Republic Services for weekly curbside residential garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection. Through this contract residents are provided a 95-gallon refuse toter and a 65-gallon recycling toter.    

Pick-up days, Times, and General Rules

Refuse, recycling, and yard waste are picked-up once a week on Mondays. Yard waste and brush are collected from the first week in April to the first week in December. For more information on yard waste and brush collection, please click here. 

Village ordinance prohibits residents from putting garbage, recycling or yard waste out at the curb before 4:00 p.m. on the day before Monday's refuse collection. To ensure refuse is picked up, toters should be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the collection day. All carts must be removed from the curb by 10:00 p.m. on the day of pick-up.

Below are some important things to know about your refuse pick-up:

  1. Trash shall be placed in the approved blue cart with a blue lid. 
  2. Toters are the property of Republic Services. They will be replaced, free of charge if damaged by calling (847) 981-0091. 
  3. All recyclables shall be placed in the approved blue cart with a green lid. Recyclables can be co-mingled.
  4. Recyclables should not be placed in any other container. If you need a larger cart please arrange for one with Republic. 
  5. Yard waste is collected in paper bags or in containers marked yard waste. If you want to rent a cart please contact Republic at (847) 981-0091. 
  6. Extra carts are available for a monthly rental fee

Recycling 

Please consider recycling as a benefit to our environment, economic development, and decreased costs in garbage pickup and disposal in the future. Items collected at curbside are picked up in a single-stream process and it is not necessary to separate your recyclables by material for collection.  Recyclables will be collected curbside each week along with refuse. All recycling should be placed in the recycling toter, which is denoted with a green lid for ease of identification.

Accepted Curbside Recycling Items
Unacceptable Curbside Recycling Items
Cans (NO aerosol cans)Plastic types 6 and 7
Paper such as newspaper, magazines, paper bags, gift wrap, envelopesFoods or liquids
Cardboard (flattened) and cardboard or paperboard cartonsStyrofoam or polystyrene
Glass bottles, jars, and containersPlastic bags
Aluminum cans, trays, and foilPlastic wrap
Plastic bottles, containers, jars, jugs, and tubsPlastic film


For more information on what can and cannot be recycled, please watch the below informational video.

Electronic (E-Waste) Recycling

Effective January 1, 2012, electronics can no longer be collected with residential waste. The State of Illinois has enacted legislation that bans most electronics from being put in Illinois landfills. Banned electronic items include: computers, televisions, DVD and VHS players, mobile phones, stereo equipment, printers, video game consoles, and MP3 players. 

The Village hosts an annual Green Day Event in May to collect electronics for free for Itasca residents. Keep an eye on the Village's website and newsletter for date and time. 

Additionally, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Residential E-Waste Program, has options for safely getting rid of your old residential computers, monitors, laptops, televisions, and printers. For more information and a complete list of participating manufacturers and sites, please see the E-Waste Recycling Program on the Illinois EPA website

Residents may also visit the website for the DuPage County Environmental Division to find information about waste, recycling, and energy efficiency programs in the area. 

Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste facility in Naperville is open and available to all residents of Illinois. Household hazardous waste items are materials purchased for cleaning or maintaining a home such as lawn, garden and pool chemicals, motor oil, and household cleaners.  Business waste is not accepted.  

The following long-term facilities are available for disposal of household hazardous waste. Please note that neither facility will accept latex paint.  Phone ahead to determine availability and open hours:

Naperville Collection Center
156 Fort Hill Drive
630-420-6095
Rock River Reclamation District
3333 Kishwaukee Road
815-987-5570

For further questions concerning one day or long term collections, please call the IEPA Waste Reduction Unit at (217) 785-8604 

Paint

Latex paint that has completely dried up can be disposed of as garbage. Mix paint with an absorbent material such as kitty litter, sand or saw dust until no liquid is present and remove the lid. Oil Based paints and stain are considered household hazardous waste.  

Yard Waste and Brush

Collection is seasonal and occurs from the first Monday in April through the first Monday of December. For more information on the Village's Yard Waste and Brush Program, please click here

  1. Holiday Schedule
  2. FAQS
Holiday Normal Service Date Holiday Service Date
New Years Day Mon, Jan 2, 2023 Tues, Jan 3, 2023
Memorial Day Mon, May 29, 2023 Tues, May 30, 2023
Independence Day Does not impact schedule  
Labor Day Mon, Sep 4, 2023 Tues, Sep 5, 2022
Thanksgiving Does not impact schedule  
Christmas Day Mon, Dec 25, 2023 Tues, Dec 26, 2033