Crystal Lake Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Crystal Lake trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Crystal Lake is in Illinois with Algonquin to the south, DeKalb to the southwest, Buffalo Grove and Chicago to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Crystal Lake Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Scheduled collections that fall on or after an observed holiday will be delayed by one day during the week of the holiday.

Crystal Lake Trash Collection Map

Crystal Lake Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • One bulk item per week will be allowed for pick-up at no additional charge.
  • Weighing no more that 50 lbs. or more than 5 feet
  • All bulk items must be at a weight that is manageable for one person to lift (not drag)

(ie:  couch, small tables, mattress, etc.)

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Items longer than five feet in length 
  • Items weighing more than 50 pounds 
  • Yard waste 
  • Household refuse 
  • Rocks, concrete and construction materials including roofing materials and lumber 
  • Large appliances such as freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, etc. even if broken up, cut up, crushed or flattened 
  • Any items that could be recycled as noted previously 
  • Any type of metal post, pipe, swing set, antenna, etc. 
  • Electronic waste, or e-waste such as computer equipment, televisions, etc.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Crystal Lake and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Crystal Lake?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Crystal Lake Public Works Department?

Prairieland Disposal Services, Inc. / Lakeshore Recycling Systems
Phone: (847) 381-9300

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