Solid Waste Program

Please go to www.lrsrecycles.com for more information.

If the holiday falls on a Saturday, pick up will stay the same.

If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday will be an off day.

If the holiday falls on a weekday, service will be delayed until the next day.

Garbage Toters

Larger 65 gallon garbage toters, are available through the Village Hall. If you would like more information regarding these garbage toters please call the Village Hall at 708-452-7300.

E-Waste Recycling Program

Elmwood Park residents can no longer throw away electronics (televisions,VCR’s,video game consoles) into their regular garbage.recyclebin1

The village has set up a drop off location for these kind of items and it is located at the Public Works Facility. The address is, 7330 W. Fullerton and the service is no charge to residents.

GARBAGE PROGRAM

New Rates as of July 1, 2015:

How much am I charged for garbage?

SINGLE FAMILY – Each resident of a single family home is provided one 65-gallon wheeled refuse cart for a $21.00 monthly charge.

LARGE FAMILY OPTION – Each Family is provided a 95-gallon wheeled refuse cart. The monthly fee for the refuse cart will be $33.50.

2-FLAT – $36.00 monthly fee which includes a 95-gallon refuse cart.

3-FLAT – $50.00 monthly fee which includes two 95-gallon refuse cart.

4-FLAT – $68.50 monthly fee which includes one yard container.

5-FLAT – $75.50 monthly fee which includes a 1-1/2 yard container.

Please Note!!

Since each resident is provided a wheeled refuse cart by Lakeshore the resident is responsible for their cart. Place your address on the refuse cart. If lost or stolen, you are responsible for obtaining a replacement from the Village Public Works Department for a replacement fee of $75.00.

RECYCLING

What items are recyclable?
Use the bin to store newspaper, chipboard, magazines, junk mail, glass, aluminum cans, plastic water and milk jugs. Place the bin next to your garbage containers. Remember to place your address on the bin.

How do I arrange recyclables for collection?
Place newspaper on the bottom of the bin so the newspaper will not blow away. Rinse bottles, jars, aluminum cans and plastic milk jugs and throw away any lids. That’s all there is to it.

Does recycling save me money?
Yes. Under this program you pay only for what you throw away. When you sort recyclables you have less refuse to throw away so you save money.

Can I save recyclables for a charity drive?
Yes. The Village’s aim is to divert recyclables from the landfill. There is no requirement to participate in the curbside collection program so you may donate recyclables as you choose.

Do I own the recycling bin?
No. The Village owns the recycling bin. If lost or stolen you are responsible for obtaining a replacement from the Village for a replacement fee.

What if my recyclables will no fit in one bin?
Try crushing aluminum cans and plastic water and milk jugs to save space.

Can someone remove recycling items from the recycling bins at the curb?
Once the bin has been placed at the curb or in the alley it is illegal for anyone other than the disposal service to collect the recyclables. Please call the Police Department if you see someone stealing recycling items.

Is there a charge for recyclables collection?
There is no separate charge for recyclables collection. It is included in your monthly rate.

COMPOST/YARD WASTE:

(STARTS APRIL 15th & ENDS NOVEMBER 30thTAKE ALL – NO STICKERS

CURBSIDE ON REG PICKUP DAY – KRAFT PAPER BAGS, PERSONAL CAN (33 GALLONS OR LESS) MARKED WITH AN “X” OR BUNDLED WITH BIODEGRADABLE TWINE (NO LONGER THAN 4 FEET IN LENGTH AND 2 FEET IN DIAMETER, 50 LBS MAX), TREE LIMBS MAY NOT EXCEED 3” IN DIAMETER

CART RENTAL IS NOT AVAILABLE

LEAF PROGRAM: (STARTS OCTOBER 21st & ENDS NOVEMBER 29TH) LOOSE PILES OR BAGGED – NO STICKERS NECESSARY