Need to look up your collection day?

Trash Collection Schedule MapVisit the Trash Collection Schedule Map and enter your address.

Where do I put my cart and when?

Your trash cart will be emptied every week. Trash may be set out as early as 3 p.m. the day before pickup but must be out by 6 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day to avoid missing a collection.

After pickup, move the recycling cart from the curb or alley within 24-hours. It needs to be placed in your garage or alongside your house or garage, it cannot be in front or back of your house. It needs to be placed in your garage/shed or alongside your home or garage, it cannot be in front or back of your house and your cart should never be left on the street, sidewalk or right of way.

Do you need a trash cart?

  1. Click here to Sign Up for Trash Cart. Or call Public Works at (309) 494-8800.
  2. You can use your own container, less than 45 gallons, with a tight-fitting lid and handles, or black trash bags if you have additional trash for collection. Containers or trash bags should weigh less than 50 pounds. There are no additional charges for using additional trash containers or trash bags.

Holiday Pickup

Your regularly scheduled collection day will be delayed a day if it falls on or after the following federal holidays.

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

Sign-up for notifications on trash collection changes by calling GFL Environment at 309.637.6243, and selecting option 1.

Bulky Waste Collection

Bulky waste is defined as items too large to fit inside your trash cart such as furniture, mattresses, building materials and other big items. If you have bulky waste, please contact GFL at (309) 688-0760 and let them know your address. This helps collection staff prepare for picking up bulky waste items, which is included in your annual fee. Then, simply place these items next to your cart (with three feet of separation) at your curb or alley on your scheduled pickup day. No loose items will be collected.

Note: If it can be placed in a bag, bag it. Bulky items do not include electronics or tires.

Using Your Trash Cart

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