DO’s

  •  Separate household garbage from recycling and from yard waste
  •  Set items out no later than 6 a.m. on collection day and no earlier than 5 p.m. the day prior
  •  Remove empty receptacles by 6 a.m. the day after collection
  •  Make sure what you set out meets the standards in this guide
  •  Be sure there is no hazardous waste in your household garbage
  •  Recycle as much as possible
  •  Click on the link(s) to schedule tires or appliances collections
    • ​If your garbage, recycling or yard trash has not been picked up by 6 p.m. on the scheduled collection day, please report the missed pick up by visiting 630city.coj.net, or call 630-CITY (2489) the following day.
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DON’Ts

  • Stack items for collection in front of or immediately next to mailboxes, fire hydrants, utility poles, meters or utility boxes, or overhead utility lines or low hanging tree limbs
  • Block sidewalks, driveways, vehicle travel lanes or parking spots
  • Discard hazardous waste with household garbage
  • Forget to follow the collection standards in this guide
  • Contribute to blight by littering or dumping waste illegally
  • Place recyclables in plastic bags

WHY WASTE GETS LEFT BEHIND

  • Garbage mixed with recycling or yard waste mixed with garbage
  • Excess size and/or weight
  • Improper placement of receptacles
  • Set out after 6 a.m. on collection day
  • Contractor-generated material (Ord. Sec. 380.206)
  • Is or contains household hazardous waste
    • Usually, items left on the curb don’t meet one or more of the service standards outlined in this guide.
    • Anything left behind should be tagged with an explanation of why it was left.

Note:

  • Automated Collections Program: 
    • SWS and/or WP residents include garbage and recycling services
    • ADS/City area residents have automated recycling services only 
 

To request collection service or report a problem with collection, please call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit 630-CITY online.