Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Program

The Village contracts with Advanced Disposal (formerly Veolia) for its Solid Waste Collection. All households are provided with a wheeled refuse toter from Advanced Disposal. Households that subscribe to “back-door” service (who do not have alley access) must provide their own refuse container with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons and weighing less than 50 lbs. All households are provided with a wheeled recycling toter from Advanced Disposal, including residents who subscribe to “back-door” service.

If you experience a missed collection please contact the Public Works Department at pubworks@wilmette.com or 847-853-7500. For more information regarding specifics of the program and guidelines for the collection of white goods, bulk items, and construction debris, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  link below.

Collection Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Advanced Disposal provides the following services:

Holiday Delays

The following holidays are recognized as refuse collection holidays by the Village’s contractor. Collection services will not occur on these days, therefore your collection may be delayed one day. Yard waste, which is normally collected on Wednesday for the entire Village, will be collected on Thursday instead.

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

Village Contracts with Advanced Disposal Services

Residential Solid Waste Services Agreement

Commercial and Institutional Solid Waste Services Agreement

Village Brochure Highlighting 2010 Changes