Refuse, Yard Waste & Recycling

Program Overview
The Village of Lisle has contracted with Republic Services to provide residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection services through June 30, 2015. Review the Resident's Refuse and Recycling Guide (PDF) for more information.

Garbage, recycling and yard waste are all collected once a week on Tuesday. Different trucks collect the 3 types of materials, so they are not collected at the same times. Route schedules for trucks may vary weekly.

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Resumes March 17, 2015
On Tuesday, March 17, Republic Services will complete the first curbside residential yard waste collection of 2015. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, branches, brush and other organic material. Branches and brush refuse must be bundled, using biodegradable fiber, measuring up to four feet long and 18 inches wide, with one yard waste sticker attached to each bundle. Other yard waste should be placed in approved paper yard waste bags or in a rigid container, no larger than 34 gallons, and clearly marked ‘Yard Waste,’ with one yard waste sticker attached to each container. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted. 

Garbage & Yard-Waste Stickers
Residents need to purchase garbage and yard-waste stickers to place on the respective containers and/or bags for collection. Rather than charging a monthly flat fee, the pay-per-bag system encourages recycling and allows residents to only pay for what they throw away. View listing of retail and other locations that sell Village of Lisle stickers. 
 
Recycling 
The Village of Lisle's commingled, curbside recycling program facilitates the diverting of refuse from landfills.   

Recycling Carts
All residents that receive curbside service are provided with either a 35 gallon or 65 gallon recycling cart, at no additional charge. Stickers are not required on recycling carts.

Recyclable Materials
Recyclables do not need to be separated. Acceptable items for curbside cart recycling include: 
  • Aluminum/steel/bi-metal cans, foil and trays 
  • All colors of glass bottles and jars 
  • Paper (newspaper, inserts, office paper, gift wrap paper, shredded paper, flattened cardboard, magazines, telephone directories, brown paper bags, flattened food and shoe tissue boxes, paper towel and bathroom tissue rolls, junk mail, egg cartons, juice boxes and milk cartons) 
  • Plastics (numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7)
All recyclable materials should be rinsed free of visible food debris. Please do not place recyclable materials in plastic bags inside the recycling cart. 
 
 View information about other recycling opportunities