Garbage and Recycling

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

Collection Schedule

This maps shows collection days by area. If you're not sure of your collection day, call the Village at 630.434.5500.


  • 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 .

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you want to rent a cart? Was your pickup missed?

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Collection Holidays

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The following holidays are observed by Republic Services:

  • New Year'sDay
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When one of these holidays falls on a collection day (M-F) or Sunday when the legal holiday falls on a Monday, collection is delayed by one day.

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