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

How do I dispose of large/bulky items?

How do I dispose of large appliances?

Are there any special services?

How large can my container can be?

Republic Services

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

Contact Republic Services


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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.

Flag Box

Respectfully retire and dispose of worn-out or unused American flags at the Downers Grove Township Center, 4340 Prince St.

The box is located outdoors on the south side of the building.

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