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Single Family Refuse & Recycling

Residential Service - Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste service is provided to the residents of Mount Prospect by Republic Services.

Standard Refuse and Recycling - Mount Prospect Residents are provided with:

  • Collection Set-Out Times
    Refuse and recycling can be placed at the curb as early as 4:30pm the day before collection and no later than 6:30am of the collection day. Late set-outs will not be collected until the following week.

    REFUSE - One 35, 65, or 95 gallon GREEN wheeled cart for Refuse service (provided by the Village).
    For trash only. All trash must be placed in the cart. Any trash outside of the cart that is not on the approved bulk item list will not be collected. Your options are to hold onto the trash until the next scheduled collection day or call ARC for a special pickup (charges do apply).
    If your current refuse cart is not meeting your needs please contact Public Works (847-870-5640) to discuss options available to you.”

    RECYCLING - One 35, 65 or 95 gallon BLUE wheeled cart for Recycling service (provided by the Village).
    For commingled recyclables such as: Newspaper, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard; glass food and beverage containers; steel, tin and bimetal containers; empty aerosol and aluminum cans; aluminum foil, formed-foil; #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 or #7 plastic containers (see bottom of container); wax and polycoated "gable topped" beverage containers such as milk cartons, juice drink boxes, whipping cream cartons, and fabric softener refills.

    If your current recycling cart is not meeting your needs please contact Public Works (847-870-5640) to discuss options available to you.
  • Bulk Items (unlimited collection)
    Bulk items are collected weekly on your regular scheduled collection day. Collection is provided at no additional charge and there is no limit on the number of items that can be placed at the curb. The following is a list of approved bulk items:
    • Lawn Care Equipment
    • Microwave Ovens
    • Mattresses/Box Springs
    • Bicycles
    • Snowblowers/Shovels
    • Barbeque Grills
    • Plumbing Fixtures (toilet bowl and tank need to be separated for collection)
    • Furniture
    • Carpet Rolls (no longer than 5 feet)
    • Swing Sets (5 foot lengths)

      This is not an exhaustive list of bulk items. If you do not see your item on the list please contact the Public Works department to see if it will be collected as a bulk item.
  • Brush Collection (Unlimited Collection)
    You are allowed to set out an unlimited number of properly prepared brush bundles, which will be collected at no cost. No sticker required.

    Brush bundles can only contain tree branches and limbs that do not exceed 3.5 inches in diameter and 5 feet in length. Bundles are not to exceed a total weight of 50 pounds. Brush bundles must be secured with a biodegradable material.
  • Construction Debris / Large Tree Limbs (One cubic yard limit)
    Construction debris and large tree limbs must be placed in the wheeled cart. Materials that cannot be containerized must be prepared in the following manner:

    Construction Debris
    Debris placed in the cart must be prepared in a manner that allows the lid of the cart to close. (ex. boards placed in the cart must be cut to a size allowing the lid to close)

    Bundles are not to exceed five (5') feet in length nor 50 pounds in weight; one (1) cubic yard limit. (Approximately six (6) bundles equal one (1) cubic yard) Doors count as one bundle of construction debris.
  • Large Tree Limbs (limbs exceeding three and one half (3.5") inches in diameter)
    Logs must be placed outside the carts to allow Republic Services to collect the logs as brush. The logs must be prepared according to the following specifications:
    - Bundles or individual logs will be collected at no cost on your regular scheduled collection day. NO STICKERS ARE REQUIRED.
    - Brush must be bundled
    - Bundles or individual logs not to exceed 50 pounds.
    - Bundles or individual logs not to exceed five (5) feet in length.
    - One (1) cubic yard limit (approximately six (6) bundles equal one (1) cubic yard).
    - Bundles must be secured with a biodegradable material (cloth or twine); no wire or plastic.
    - Bundles and individual logs must be placed on the parkway next to your cart.
  • White Goods (appliances) 
    Appliances will be collected for an additional fee that must be paid the day of pick up.  Arrangements for white good collection must be made directly with Republic Services (847-981-0091).
  • Special Collections
    Excess trash, non-bulk items, construction debris in excess of one cubic yard, large tree limbs and stumps will be collected for an additional fee. Arrangements must be made directly with Republic Services.
  • Christmas Trees (January 4 - 15, 2016)
    Christmas trees and wreaths will be collected by the refuse hauler at no additional cost on your regular refuse collection day; no stickers required.  Christmas trees set out for composting must be free of all decorative debris.  Please remove all decorative items from the tree including:
    • Lights
    • Tinsel
    • Ornaments
    • Wires
    • Strings
Please do not cut or trim trees for collection, place trees at the curb whole.

Natural Wreaths are considered refuse due to the metal frame and will be collected as refuse.  Artificial wreaths are not recyclable.
Last updated: 12/10/2015 9:22:47 AM