Garbage and Recycling Information

Garbage Pickup Program

Residents may address concerns, report a missed pick-up, or order additional services. to Republic Services 847.981.1431Residents may also address concerns about service with the Village of Schaumburg Engineering and Public Works Logistics Coordinator at 847.923.6644.

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Wheeled Cart Program

Curbside collection homes will be given the option to select one cart size (35, 65, 95 Gallon) for garbage, the same or different for recycling, or select to opt out. Read More....

Refuse Containers and Preparation

  • Durable metal, plastic cans with handles, or sealed impervious bags may be used to place refuse at the curb.
  • Check with your homeowners’ association for specific rules concerning the type of containers you can set at the curb
  • Containers may not exceed 33 gallons.
  • Refuse containers, garbage bags, and yard waste bundles may not exceed 50 lbs.

  • Up to two cubic yards of materials (i.e., 6'x3'x3') from “do-it-yourself” scale remodeling projects will be collected from each household, each week.
  • Loose materials must be placed in containers like other garbage, or securely tied in bundles not exceeding 4 ft. in length and 50 lbs.
  • Quantities of remodeling debris exceeding two cubic yards and large, awkward or heavy items are subject to special pickup requirements or charges. Call Republic Services Inc. for specific instructions.
  • Carpeting and padding must be cut into widths not exceeding 4 ft. and tied into rolled bundles; total weight should not exceed 50 lbs.
  • Window and patio door glass must be broken out and placed into a box clearly labeled “broken glass.”
  • Window or door frames must also be disassembled and placed in a box or with other garbage.
  • Grills and gas powered equipment must have fuel tanks removed and emptied. The empty tanks are to be placed in the trash separately.
  • Toilets (two piece) must be separated into two parts.
  • Mattress and box-springs can be placed by the curbside on collection day. Queen and King size mattress should be set out first week and box-springs the following week.  

Yard Waste

Yard waste starts the first full week in April and runs thru the second full week in December  only. A special collection period for Christmas trees and greenery will be available throughout the month of January.

Smaller brush and yard waste can be placed into biodegradable yard waste paper bags not to exceed 30 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight.

Larger brush piles must be bundled using garden string or twine. The bundle size is restricted to 4’ in length, 2’ diameter, and no heavier than 50 pounds. Branches cannot exceed 3” in diameter.

Branches or stumps larger than 3” in diameter cannot be placed in the landscape waste bags; they must be handled with regular refuse. Weight is limited to a maximum of 50 pounds. Excessive amounts will incur a charge or require an alternative disposal method. If a special pick-up is required or for more information, call Republic Services, 847.981.1431 for more information.


Types of waste that should NOT be placed out for pick up:

Unhardened paint
Pressurized tanks
Flammable waste
Riding lawn mowers
Snow blowers
Motor oil

Explosive and volatile waste will not be collected.

Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes, including chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil, paint, varnishes, strippers, solvents, and similar items should be used up completely. The empty container may then be disposed of as refuse. Such containers may not be placed in recycling bins, even if they are rinsed out. Contact the Village of Schaumburg Engineering and Public Works Logistics Coordinator at 847.923.6644 with questions concerning household hazardous waste disposal options.

To have hazardous components of used appliances removed for recycling, residents should contact the store from which the item was purchased. They may be able to pick up appliances when the new appliance is delivered.  Learn More....

Special Pickup Service

Residents may call Republic Services at 1.847.981.1431 for pricing and to schedule a pickup for appliances.