Trash & Recycling

If you need service, replacement of a trash or recycling cart or additional containers, please call Utility Billing.  Please see the Trash and Recycling Procedure, click here 

Elgin Residential Recycling & Waste Collection Schedule, click here.

Recycling Services

Recycling conserves natural resources, creates jobs and saves landfill space.  Recycling is included in the weekly trash service for residential customers within the city limits.
See our Recycling Guide.

Bulk Trash Pickup

Bulk trash pickup is once per quarter and is serviced on your scheduled trash day.  Items may be placed at the curb two days before, no earlier than 5 PMAny items that are not serviced, must be removed no later than 7 AM the day after collection. Click here for the Trash & Recycling Procedures.

Chapter 42, Article IV, Section 42-272 “Bulky waste and brush waste shall not be placed out for collection earlier than 5:00 p.m. two days before the established collection day and shall be moved from the collection site no later than 7:00 a.m. the date after the collection day.”

Violation of the rules and requirements –including exceeding the limit for bulk trash placed at the curb may result in a citation and potential fines per City Ordinance.

Dead Animals, Whole Trees, Construction Debris (including fixtures such as tubs and toilets), Hazardous Waste and/or Piles over 3 cubic yards* Do NOT Qualify for bulk pick up. These items must be disposed of by the resident.  

*3 cubic yards is roughly a load that would fit in a standard pick up truck bed.

Bulk Trash Service Dates


View the City Services Calendar for upcoming dates.