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Amnesty Day

Amnesty Day will be the week of October 3, 2022, on your regularly scheduled collection day. This service applies to residents of incorporated Downers Grove. 

Amnesty Day is a one-time pick up.  If you miss your Amnesty Day, it may not be rescheduled. The following sticker requirements apply: 

Number of Stickers Required

  • CUSTOMERS THAT REGULARLY USE STICKERS: The first FIVE (5) bags or cans of refuse (not including yard waste) must each be tagged with a Downers Grove refuse sticker.  
  • CUSTOMERS THAT RENT A 35-GALLON CART:  FOUR (4) items must be stickered.   
  • CUSTOMERS THAT RENT A 65-GALLON CART:  THREE (3) items must be stickered.  
  • CUSTOMERS THAT RENT A 95-GALLON CART:  TWO (2) items must be stickered.   

After meeting the sticker requirement, remaining items will be removed free of charge.

  • Bulk items such as couches, chairs, lamps, bicycles, etc. are acceptable.
  • All materials must be in a container, with the exception of bulk items. 
  • Construction material is limited to two (2) cubic yards, equivalent to about eight, 33 gallon sized cans.


Items that will NOT be accepted include:

  • Tires
  • Motor oil
  • Any liquids, paints or household hazardous waste*
  • Items known as "white goods" which include large appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators
  • Household electronic items such as computers, printers, monitors and televisions
  • Yard Waste

*For information about hazardous waste disposal, call the DuPage County Solid Waste Department (630) 407-6700.


Please consider recycling or donating items before placing them to the curb for Amnesty Day. Check out these options for keeping the good stuff out of landfills: