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Garbage & Recycling

The Village contracts with Roy Strom 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 multi-family, or commercial collection. Please Click Here to find a list of registered refuse haulers that provide this service.

Garbage, yard waste and recycling collection fees are included in the property's bi-monthly water bill. Refuse and recyclables is collected every Friday. Items may be placed at the curb and alleyways after 6:00pm 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 Roy Strom 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.   Click here to see list of acceptable recyclables.

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 Roy Strom during regular curbside collection. Special arrangements for these items may be made by contacting Roy Strom directly at 708-344-5000.

During the week of New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas garbage, recycling & yard waste will be picked up Saturday

** 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, and Veteran’s Day.


Yard waste is collected every Friday from the 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.


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


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


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 for a complete list of household hazardous waste materials.


Roy Strom is prohibited by federal law from disposing of electronics (TV’s, computers, microwaves, etc.) in their landfills. Therefore, they will not pickup these items during their weekly refuse collection.

The Village does provide a recycling container for electronics. It is located outside of the Public Works building (located behind the fire house). The container is open during regular Public Works hours (7:00am - 3:00pm Monday - Friday).