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Recycling Extravaganza/Amnesty Day

Amnesty Day 

There will be a garbage Amnesty Day the week of September 12-16, 2016, on your regularly scheduled pick up day. 


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



Recycling Extravaganza

The Village of Downers Grove will host a Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Belmont Train Station, Parking Lot H. This event is open to residents of Downers Grove, only and does not include businesses or not-for-profit organizations. Click below for the list of accepted items: