New Allied Waste and Recycling Totes Will Be Delivered Beginning This Week
Every home in Elmhurst will get a new recycling toter.
Beginning this week, Elmhurst's refuse and recycling hauler, Allied Waste, will start delivering new garbage and recycling carts to Elmhurst homes. Residents using 33-gallon garbage cans will get a 65-gallon garbage toter, residents using 95-gallon toters who want to continue using them will keep their existing toter, and every Elmhurst household will receive a 65-gallon recycling cart at no additional cost.
Residents may keep their old, blue recycling bins or bring them to one of three drop-off facilities:
- Berens Park, 493 Oaklawn (east parking lot off of Walnut Street)
- City Hall, 209 N. York Street (parking lot at rear of building)
- York Commons Park, 655 S. York Street (parking lot)
These locations will be available from March 15-April 15.
Signs at each location will direct residents to a large dumpster where they can place the old bins. These dumpsters are for blue recycling bins only.
Garbage cans can be disposed of by marking “Please Take” on them, and placing them at the curb on garbage day. Old recycling bins will not be picked up by Allied Waste at curbside.
For creative ways to reuse your old recycle bin, please see the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition website.