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No; 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.
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.
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The Village has contracted with Republic Service (formerly Allied Waste) for solid waste collection services.
Each residence is provided with a 95 gallon refuse cart and 65 gallon recycling cart. Garbage and recycling should be placed in these carts. DO NOT place garbage in small grocery store bags or plastic garbage bags and place them out for collection. The Village requires placing garbage in cans or carts instead of bags, as bags are easily torn and ravaged by animals which creates public health and littering concerns.
Garbage is picked up each Monday except when the Monday falls on a holiday.
Refuse may be placed at the curb no earlier than 4:00 pm on Sunday. All empty containers should be removed from the curb by 10:00 p.m. Monday night.
If a holiday falls on a Monday, refuse will be collected on the following day on Tuesday. Below are the holidays that may impact collection days.
If your garbage is not picked up, please contact Republic directly at (847) 981-0091.
Weekly collection of bagged yard waste and bundled brush takes place the first week of April through the first week of December. Branches or limbs not exceeding four inches in diameter must be bundled in lengths not to exceed four feet. Bundles must not weigh more than 60 pounds. Bundles shall be secured with biodegradable cotton twine or rope. For further information, please see our yard waste page.
Residents may place bulk items out for collection on their pickup day. Items must be of a manageable size that can be safely collected by one Republic collector. For items that cannot be broken down, please call Republic Services to arrange a special pick-up at (847) 981-0091.
All rugs, carpeting, and padding shall be bundled and taped in rolls not to exceed four feet in length. Each bundle shall not exceed 60 pounds in weight or 2 cubic yards
Trees are collected during the first two full weeks in January. Place your Christmas trees in the same location as your yard waste. Trees must be devoid of any ornaments, tinsel, garland, or plastic/fabric bag wrap. Other holiday decorations, such as wreaths and garland, may be bagged with garbage and set out as refuse.
Wondering what to do with old lawn, garden and pool chemicals, motor oil, and household cleaners? These items cannot be discarded in your regular waste collection because they are considered hazardous. They can contaminate our water supply.
One Day Household Hazardous Waste collections sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and local governments provide opportunities for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste. Check their website for dates and locations at here.
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:
Sharps can be disposed of in your regular garbage as long as safety precautions are taken. Sharps must be in a sealed container. You can either purchase a disposal container from Republic Service or you can follow the precautions suggested at safeneedledisposal.org.
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.
Refuse violations are administered in a 3-step enforcement program: