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 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:

Extra Services – contact Waste Management at 847-272-4145 to sign up:

  • “Back-door” service (optional) – refuse only, for residents with no alley access, $16.79 per month (rate effective 2021) paid directly to Waste Management
  • 2nd weekly refuse pick-up (optional) – $16.79 per month (rate effective 2021) paid directly to Waste Management
  • Additional toter rental – $28.30 per toter, per year (rate effective 2021) 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

Village Brochure Highlighting 2010 Changes

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