Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste

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Yard waste pickup resumed on March 12, 2018 and will continue until December 7, 2018.

Please remember to always have your garbage, recycling and yard waste out at the curb by 7 a.m. on your pickup day.

For garbage, recycling, and yard waste questions contact Waste Management at 815-280-7854.



Residential recycling began being picked up weekly on the same day as customer's garbage is picked up. 

A new electronics and household hazardous waste disposal program began January 1, 2018 also.  This program called Waste Management’s At Your Door Special Collection program picks up electronic wastes and household hazardous wastes from your home for free if you pay for municipal waste on your water and sewer bill.


Waste Management Interview 

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Click here for a map of the day (Monday-Friday) garbage is picked up in your area.

City of Joliet ’s Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Program - Download a flyer in English or in Spanish.

For garbage, recycling & yard waste questions contact Waste Management at 815-280-7854.

The City of Joliet has contracted with Waste Management, Inc., to provide collection service for garbage, recyclables, and landscape waste throughout the City of Joliet on 5 different days of the week.  On certain holidays, the collection service does not occur on the scheduled day, but collection service resumes on the following day.  The Holiday Collection Schedule for 2018 is listed below.  If you have any questions concerning the schedule or your pick-up day, please contact Waste Management at 815-280-7854. 

2018 WM Schedule 2

Remodeling? Waste Management can provide 10, 15, 20, or 30 cubic yard containers for your home improvement project. Call Waste Management customer service department at 815-280-7854 for a quote.  Additionally, Waste Management has provided 100 bagsters to the City of Joliet for its residents for free.  One bagster per household until they run out are available at 150 W. Jefferson St (City Hall), Joliet, IL 60432.  Bagsters normally cost approximately $30 at local hardware stores and they are 3 cubic yards.   This is ideal for small construction projects and cleanouts.  Citizens will still be required to pay the cost of pickup, which is approximately $176.  Citizens would need to call 1-877-789-2247 to arrange for the bagster to be picked up.  If you were to get a dumpster this size it would cost approximately $300.

Medications (unused, expired or unwanted)
Medication should NEVER be discarded down the drain or thrown into the garbage. Unused, expired and unwanted medication is a health and safety risk, as well as a potential threat to waterways. Drop off locations for medications are located at the City of Joliet Police Department at 150 W. Washington and the Far West Police Substation at 7196 Caton Farm Road. For other locations or more information, please click here.

Moving? Garbage and Recycling carts are the property of Waste Management. Please leave the garbage and recycling carts for the next resident. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Holiday Schedule: Waste Management only observes the following holidays. When your pickup falls on or after the holidays listed below, your pickup will be one day late during the week.


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