Garbage, Recycling, & Yard Waste

Republic Services is the Village’s provider of solid waste services, which includes the collection of refuse, yard waste and recycling. The guidelines discussed on the related pages apply to single-family residences of incorporated Downers Grove.

Table 1: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
Republic Services (630) 964-3232
Village Hall (630) 434-5500

The Village uses a pay-per-bag system for both refuse and yard waste. Stickers are purchased and placed on each item.

Landfill Ban

As of January 1, 2012: TVs, computers (and laptops), monitors, printers, computer peripherals, VCRs/DVD players, gaming systems, MP3 players and other electronic items will be banned from Illinois landfills. 

Please take advantage of one of the Electronics Recycling events to dispose of this waste. Please note that alkaline batteries (common household batteries) are not accepted at the monthly recycling events.