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

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

A free electronics and household hazardous waste disposal program began January 1, 2018.  This program called "At Your Door" will pick up electronic wastes and household hazardous wastes for free from the homes of individuals that pay for municipal waste on their water and sewer bills.




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

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 2020 is listed below.  If you have any questions concerning the schedule or your pick-up day, please contact Waste Management at (815) 280-7854.

2020 WM Schedule


Tips on garbage pickup for the City of Joliet:

For environmentally safe disposal of your garbage, keep in mind these guidelines for your solid waste service.

REMEMBER…All items must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the day of collection, but not prior to 6:30 p.m. on the day before collection.  All emptied waste containers should be removed within 10 (ten) hours after collection.

Garbage Carts: All residential single family, two-family, duplexes, 3 and 4 unit residential receive one 96-gallon cart for the primary placement of garbage and one 96-gallon cart for recycling from Waste Management. The garbage carts are solid green in color and the recycling carts have a green body and a yellow lid. 

Residents should also have been given an option at that time to choose a 64-gallons garbage cart or a 64-gallon recycling cart if they wanted a smaller size.  There is a $40 per cart swap out fee for size exchanges after the initial delivery.

Garbage Services: All household garbage will be removed once per week from the curb or alley in some designate areas. All Garbage should be placed in the provided 96 or 64-gallon collection cart. Any additional garbage may be placed in either 45-gallon cans or bags (32-gallon cans or bags are recommended). All garbage must be properly contained in bags or cans.  There is not a limit to the amount of garbage that can be placed at the curb.  Please have all materials at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your pickup day as pickup times may vary.

Multi-family Units: Multi-family units may receive additional pickups or services for a charge. Please call Waste Management Customer Service at 815-280-7854 for pricing options. The containers are $105.00 to purchase and/or $6.00 per month to rent.

Large Items: Large household items such as discarded furniture, beds, tables, automotive tires, etc. will be collected on the regular pickup day. Please cut carpeting and padding into 4 foot rolled sections weighing no more than 50 pounds each.  Toilets need to be dismantled (not broken) and the tank separated from the bowl. 

Restricted Items: Materials such as earthen fill, boulders, rock and other materials normally handled in construction operations, and large truck tires are NOT subject to weekly collection. Also materials resulting from floods, fire or evictions are not subject to collection.

White Goods: ARE DEFINED BY THE ILLINOIS E.P.A. AS: refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, air conditions, humidifiers, stoves, clothes dryers, dehumidifiers, ovens, dishwashers, water coolers, heat pumps, chillers, furnaces, and boilers will be picked up on the normal service day.

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.

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