Residential Curbside Recycling

The Village contracts with S.B.C. Waste Solutions (SBC) for the curbside collection of recycling for all single-family attached and detached units. The contract does not include multifamily or commercial collection.  An initial 65-gallon recycling cart is provided to each house at no charge. Recycling carts should be left behind for new homeowners in the event you should move.

Stickers are not required on recycling carts, the cost of recycling is included in SBC's refuse collection bill.  Recycling carts must be set out at the curb prior to 7 a.m. on the day of collection.

Preparation of Recyclables

  1. Rinse cans, glass and plastic bottles and let dry. EMPTY-CLEAN-DRY .
  2. All acceptable recyclable materials may be combined into 1 cart.
  3. Flatten corrugated cardboard boxes, paperboard, and wet strength carrier stock.
  4. Anything wet or contaminated with food should be thrown out.  WHEN IN DOUBT THROW IT OUT..

Acceptable Items for Recycling:

Paper Items

  • Newspaper, including inserts (remove plastic sleeves)
  • Cardboard (no waxed cardboard)
  • Kraft (brown paper) Bags
  • Magazines, Catalogs and Telephone Books
  • Office, Computer, Notebook & Gift Wrap Paper (no metal clips, spirals, binders)
  • Chipboard (cereal, cake & food mix boxes, gift boxes, etc.)
  • Carrier Stock (soda & beer can carry cases)
  • Junk Mail & Envelopes (no plastic cards, stick-on labels or unused stamps)
  • Paper Back Books (no hard cover books)
  • Aseptic Packaging & Table-Top Containers (milk & juice cartons)

Metal Items

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Foil & Trays (must be cleaned)
  • Steel Cans and Tins

Glass Items

  • Bottles and Jars Only (Brown, Green, and Clear Glass)
  • Glass Bottles and Jars – (clear, brown, green) 
  • No window glass, dinnerware or ceramics

Plastic Items
  • PET Soda, Water, & Flavored Beverage Bottles (#1 clear and green plastic resin)
  • HDPE Milk & Juice Jugs (#2 clear plastic resin)
  • HDPE Detergent & Fabric Softener Containers (#2 colored plastic resin)
  • PVC Narrow Neck Containers Only (#3 plastic resin); such as health & beauty aid products, household cleaners.
  • LDPE Grocery Containers (#4 plastic resin); such as margarine tubs, frozen dessert cups, six and twelve pack rings.
  • PP Grocery Containers (#5 plastic resin); such as yogurt cups, and narrow neck syrup and ketchup bottles.
  • #7 Plastic Resin Grocery Narrow Neck Containers Only.
  • Plastic Buckets, such as kitty litter containers (5-gallon size maximum).  No metal handles

Unacceptable Items for Recycling:

  • No packing peanuts, mirrors or windows are accepted!
  • No motor oil, insecticide, herbicide or hazardous chemical containers.
  • Plastic bags should be returned to grocery or department store.
  • No plastic film (no plastic sheets, tarps, or wrap).
  • Expanded foam and clear polystyrene not recommended per joint advisory from the Illinois Recycling Association, Illinois Department of Commerce & Community Affairs, and Region 5 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • For items not included on this list, check out the DuPage County Recycling Guide (PDF).

Missed Pick-Up

If you yard waste bag is not collected by the end of your designated collection day, please contact SBC at 312-522-1115 or