Attention Customers: We're excited to announce that Waste Management, North America's leading environmental solutions provider, has acquired Advanced Disposal. Learn what this means for you here.

 
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Attention Customers: We're excited to announce that Waste Management, North America's leading environmental solutions provider, has acquired Advanced Disposal. Learn what this means for you here.

WASTE COLLECTION & RECYCLING GUIDELINES FOR Wilmette, IL

Guidelines for Curbside Garbage Service

Curbside garbage service

  • Pickup is elected by customer and is once per week or twice per week in provided 35-, 65- or 95-gallon cart.
  • Place garbage curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled garbage collection day.
  • Containers must be placed within four (4) feet from the curb
  • Items NOT accepted for pickup include: large household items including white goods or construction material. Please call 847-272-4145 for pickup.  See additional details below.
  • Mattresses need to be wrapped in skrink wrap or similar for disposal 

Curbside recycling service

  • Pickup once per week in provided 35-, 65- or 95-gallon cart.
  • Place curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. 
  • Containers must be placed within four (4) feet from the curb
  • Acceptable items for recycling are:
    • Newspapers
    • Junk Mail
    • Magazines
    • Chipboard
    • Office Paper
    • Telephone Books
    • Paper grocery bags
    • Corrugated Cardboard (not larger than 2’x2’) 
    • Plastics #1-7
  • Items NOT accepted for recycling:
    • Containers for oil products
    • Pesticide or Chemical Containers
    • Pizza Boxes
    • Hangers
    • Motor Oil
    • Plastic Bags
    • Packing Peanuts
    • Plastic Wrap
    • Diapers
    • Window Glass
    • Car Batteries

Curbside yard waste service

  • Pickup once per week on Wednesday.
  • Yard waste must be bagged or bundled and placed curbside by 7:00 a.m.
  • Bagged yard waste must be in biodegradable paper bag.
  • A sticker should be placed on each bundle.
  • Bags and bundles may not exceed 50 pounds.  
  • Bundles should not exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. 
  • Branches within each bundle may not exceed 3 inches.

Bulk/Appliance collection 

  • Pickup once per week on primary service day on an on-call basis.  
  • Place items curbside before 7:00 a.m.
  • To schedule a pickup, call Advanced Disposal at 847-272-4145 at least 24 hours in advance. 
  • Acceptable items include: construction material, large bulky items, corded items and white goods.
Holiday Schedule

There will be no pickup on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Routes will be pushed back one day following a holiday
For example, if Christmas Day is Tuesday, and your normal pick up day is Wednesday, you will be serviced on Thursday. Customers who are normally serviced on Friday will be serviced on Saturday. 

 
Advanced Disposal, now part of Waste Management

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, Waste Management provides collection, transfer, disposal services, and recycling and resource recovery.  It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.  Waste Management’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.  To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com.

 
 
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If you are a residential customer, please don’t forget to regularly visit both your local municipality’s solid waste page as well as our local facility and your community’s individual page (scroll down slightly on your local facility page to the Guidelines for Municipal Customers tab) and click on the link for your community’s garbage collection guidelines and holiday schedule. Thank you!

 

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