Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste Program

The Village contracts with Waste Management for its Solid Waste Collection. All households are provided with wheeled refuse and recycling toters from Waste Management.

If you experience a missed collection or have a broken/damaged toter, please contact Public Works at pubworks@wilmette.com or 847-853-7500.

For more information about the solid waste program, please utilize the links below.

Collection Schedule  |  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Holiday Delays

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


The following services are provided to each residence in Wilmette:

  • Refuse collection once per week
  • Recycling collection once per week
  • Yard Waste collection once per week (April – Nov only)
  • Curbside Food Scrap Composting once per week (April – Nov only)
  • Electronics recycling drop-off at the Public Works Facility
  • Construction debris removal – one cubic yard per week at no cost ($23.58 for each additional yard)
  • White Good/Appliance removal – no charge, call Waste Management to schedule (847-272-4145)
  • Furniture, carpeting, and other household bulk items – no charge, collected on regular collection day
  • Latex paint collection – unlimited, liquid must be solidified and lid removed
  • Free Toter Repair – call Waste Management (847-272-4145) to replace broken or damaged toters and lids

Extra Services (rates effective 2021) – contact Waste Management at 847-272-4145 to sign up:

  • “Back-door” service – refuse only, for residents with no alley access, $16.79 per month paid directly to Waste Management. Residents selecting this option and must provide their own 32-gallon refuse containers. Twice weekly Back-door Service is $50.26 per month.
  • 2nd weekly refuse pick-up (curb or alley customers) – $16.79 per month paid directly to Waste Management.
  • Additional toter rental – $28.30 per toter, per year paid directly to Waste Management.

Automotive Materials Disposal  |  Battery Recycling  |  Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling

Medication Disposal  |  Sharps Disposal

Household Chemical Disposal Chemical Disposal for Small Businesses


Village Contracts with Waste Management and previous contracts with Advanced Disposal Services

Residential Solid Waste Services Agreement
Commercial and Institutional Solid Waste Services Agreement
Commercial Franchise Pricing 2022
Village Brochure Highlighting 2010 Changes


This page last updated 10/13/22.

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