The Public Works Department strives to plan, design, build, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment.
It is mandatory that each household have a ninety (90) gallon wheeled can, which is provided to you by the City. Garbage cans must be placed on the street curb before 7 a.m. on your assigned garbage day. The earliest you may place your garbage can outside is at 6 p.m. the day before. The garbage can must be placed with the handle facing toward the house (inward) so the lid will open properly when emptied. Only household garbage may be placed in the garbage cans. Heavy or large items may be placed in plastic bags next to the garbage can. Do not place metal, concrete items, electronic devices, building materials, engine parts or tires in the garbage container. For electronic disposal locations, please visit Electronic Recycling Centers.
On your assigned garbage pick-up day, vehicles must not be parked that would prevent the garbage truck access to the garbage can. All garbage cans must be removed from the street area before 6 p.m. on pick-up days.
Garbage Pick-Up Days
- Monday - From 159th Street South to 167th Street, between Kedzie Parkway and Dixie Highway - From 156th Place South to 159th Street between Dixie Highway and Western Avenue
- Tuesday - From 159th Street South to 167th Street between Kedzie and the municipal boundary West of Crawford
- Wednesday - From 161st Street South to 167th Street between Dixie Highway and Park Avenue
- Thursday - From 159th Street North to 155th Street between Central Park Avenue and Kedzie Avenue; from 159th Street North and East to Calitonia between Rockwell Street and Kedzie Avenue; From Rockwell on the East and Crawford on the West to the Northern municipal boundary.
If your scheduled garbage pick-up day occurs on one of the following holidays, it will be picked up the following day:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
Free Yard Waste and Branch Pick-Up
Free branch pick-up is scheduled during the month of May. Free yard waste and branch pick-up is scheduled during the month of November. All yard waste and leaves must be placed in paper bags. Plastic bags will not be picked up. Bags will be picked up on your scheduled garbage day only.
It is the resident’s responsibility to maintain the sewer line from the house to the easement. However, if you have a clean out plug, the City will jet your sewer line if time permits and/or if staff is available.