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Guidelines and Collection Schedule

Table 1: Contact information.
Contact Telephone
Republic Services (630) 964-3232

Collection Schedule

Republic collects five days a week in Downers Grove. Refuse, yard waste and recycling are collected on the same day each week. To find your collection day, view either the Basic Collection Map, which shows street boundaries for each collection day, or the Detailed Collection Map, which shows all Village streets.

Collection Holidays

The following holidays are observed by Republic Services:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When one of these holidays falls on a collection day or on a Sunday, and the legal holiday is Monday, collections are delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Stickers

One sticker must be attached to each item at curbside. Stickers should be looped through the handle of containers or affixed directly to each bag or item. The same sticker is used for both refuse and yard waste.

Stickers prices for the length of the extended contract, which begins April 1, 2016 are as follows:

Table 2: Sticker prices for length of contract. 
Sticker Prices

Current Price    April 2016-March 2017
  April 2017-March 31, 2018

$3.85 $3.85
$3.85

 Stickers may be purchased at the following locations:

Table 3: Locations to purchase stickers.
Purchase Locations of Stickers
Vendor Address City
Ace Hardware 6216 Main St. Downers Grove
Douglas Main Pharmacy 5207 Main St. Downers Grove
Jewel 1148 Ogden Ave. Downers Grove
Jewel 6215 Main St. Downers Grove
Jewel 7335 Cass Ave. Darien
Jewel 4 E. Ogden Ave. Westmont
Jewel 2317 75th St. Woodridge
Stop 24 Food 6400 Woodward Ave. Woodridge
Village Hall 801 Burlington Ave. Downers Grove
Wannemakers 1940 Ogden Ave. Downers Grove
White Hen Pantry 4240 Main St. Downers Grove
7-11 5105 Fairview Ave. Downers Grove
Walgreens 6240 Belmont Rd. Downers Grove

Collection Guidelines

There is no limit to the number of items that may be put out for collection, however the following rules apply:

  • Items must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, but no earlier than 12:00 noon the day before.
  • Empty garbage cans, cart and recycling containers must be removed from the curb by 12:00 midnight on the day of collection.
  • Bags, cans and bundles of material may not exceed 33 gallons in volume and 50 pounds in weight. Contents of cans may not extend above the rim.

Winter Reminders

Residents and building owners are reminded to clear snow away from refuse and recycling containers to avoid a missed collection. If the container is not accessible or visible, it may not be emptied. Call Republic Services at (630) 964-3232 to report a missed collection. 

Large Items

Materials that do not fit in a container, such as small amounts of construction debris and rolls of carpeting, must be securely tied in bundles not exceeding 3 feet in diameter, 5 feet in length, and 50 pounds in weight. A sticker must be affixed to each bundle. TIRES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

White Goods

The collection of appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, etc. must be scheduled in advance by calling Republic Services. White goods must have one sticker affixed for every 50 pounds of weight.  Most white goods require 5 stickers.

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