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Downers Grove Garbage Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Downers Grove garbage pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Downers Grove is in Illinois with Lombard to the north, Elmhurst to the northeast, Naperville to the west, and Chicago to the east.

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.

Downers Grove Trash Collection Calendar 2024

Republic Services is the Village’s provider of solid waste services, which includes the collection of refuse, yard waste, and recycling.

This map shows collection days by area. If you’re not sure of your collection day, call the Village at 630-434-5500.

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

When one of these holidays falls on a collection day or on a Sunday, and the legal holiday is Monday, collections are delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

Downers Grove Trash Collection Map

Downers Grove Trash Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2024

Items that do not fit in a container, such as small amounts of construction debris and rolls of carpeting, must be securely tied in manageable bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Bundles of objects are limited in size to 5 feet in length and 3 feet in diameter. A sticker must be affixed to each bundle.

The collection of appliances must be scheduled in advance by calling Republic Services at 630-964-3232. One sticker must be affixed for every 50 pounds of weight. 

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Book Case
  • Couch
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Household Furniture
  • Kitchen Table
  • Sofa
  • Toys
  • Air Conditioner
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Box Fans
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Humidifier
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Washer
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Softners

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Tires
  • Motor oil
  • Any liquids, paints, or household hazardous waste*
  • Items known as “white goods” which include large appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators
  • Household electronic items such as computers, printers, monitors and televisions
  • Yard Waste

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 Downers Grove and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2024

Here’s the link to the recycling collection schedule.

Items accepted for recycling:

  • Newspapers
  • Mixed paper: advertisements, junk mail, office paper, gift wrap, paper bags, stationery envelopes, shredded paper, paper bags
  • Magazines, catalogs
  • Paperback books (no hard covers)
  • Chipboards such as gift boxes, tissue boxes, and food boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown, green)
  • Aluminum, tin, or steel cans, including empty aerosol cans and paint cans
  • Plastic containers coded #1 through #7 (except #6)
  • Plastic 6 and 12-pack rings
  • Milk cartons, juice cartons, and juice boxes

Items not accepted for recycling:

  • Polystyrene foam materials such as drinking cups, plates, and egg cartons
  • Packing peanuts and foam packing blocks
  • Mirrors, window glass, Pyrex glass or dinnerware
  • Cardboard soiled with grease or other food residue
  • Pots and Pans
  • Gas cans or other items containing hazardous chemicals

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Downers Grove?

For large items that do not fit or belong in your bins, you may request a bulky item collection by calling Republic Services at 630-964-3232.

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit the city’s trash collection map.

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Downers Grove Trash and Recycling Services?

Republic Services: (630) 964-3232

Village Hall: (630) 434-5500

Did we miss anything?

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