Garbage and Recycling Collection

If you have questions regarding trash pickup, or if there is a problem with service, please contact Advanced Disposal at (815) 874-8431. To START or STOP services, please call Roscoe Public Works at (815) 877-0746.

Both garbage and recyclables are picked up on the same day for residents in the Village. Please contact Advanced Disposal to determine your pickup day. For existing residents, the pickup days will remain the same under the new service contract. Garbage should not be put at the curb until after 6:00 PM the night before pick-up. All garbage should be placed at the curb no later than 6:00 AM the day of garbage pickup. Please bring your cans back in after the garbage has been picked up.

Yard waste collection begins the first FULL week of April and ends on the LAST week of November. Weather permitting services may be extended. Contact Public Works at (815) 877-0746 to verify or with any questions on service dates.

Additional 95 Gallon Garbage Totes or 35 Gallon Recycling Totes are available at request for a fee of $56 per year. Contact Advanced Waste Disposal at (815) 874-8431.

Yard Waste

Yard waste includes yard materials such as grass clippings, weeds, leaves, cut up branches and brush. Items such as dirt, rocks, stones, and root balls will not be collected by Advanced Disposal as these items are not accepted at the compost site. Yard waste may not be mixed with other refuse and is picked up on the same day as the refuse/recycling collection. All yard waste must be placed in separate containers from garbage. Containers for yard waste are hard-walled, typical garbage cans or containers not to exceed 33 gallons or 2-ply 50 pound weight strength extensible “Kraft” paper yard waste bags. Branches up to 1 ½” in diameter may be cut to lengths that do not exceed 4 feet and bundled no larger (in diameter) than a 30-gallon garbage can.

Bulk Item Pickup

If you have a bulk item (e.g., couch, love seat, table, chair, etc.), which is defined as an item that is too large to fit within a normal garbage container, residents may dispose of these items. Items purchased as a set represent multiple bulk items (e.g., a dining room table set that includes a table and four chairs would represent 5 bulk items). However, hazardous materials (e.g., paints, herbicides, insecticides, motor oil, gasoline, pool chemicals, etc…), white goods (e.g., washer, dryer, stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters, etc…) and construction debris cannot be disposed of through this program. Please feel free to contact Advanced Disposal (815-874-8431) prior to placing any item at the curb to determine if it meets the bulk item requirements.


How do I prepare my recyclables?
Sorting recyclable materials is no longer required. Advanced Disposal uses a single-stream collection system to pick-up our recyclable materials. To save room in your recycling bin, paper products, such as newspapers, can be placed in a paper bag next to the recycling bin.

Recyclable plastic products are identifiable by the three arrow triangle surrounding a number and the plastic type abbreviation. The three arrow triangle is usually found on the bottom of the item. #1 PETE, #2 HDPE, #3 PVC or Vinyl, #4 LDPE, #5 PP. Note: #6 PS is no longer collected for recycling. Please place #6 PS (polystyrene) into the regular trash. Items that can be recycled, but are not limited to, peanut butter jars, ketchup/salad dressing bottles, deodorant containers, health and beauty aid bottles, yogurt tubs and milk jugs.

Aluminum and Steel Containers
Samples include aluminum cans, foil, pie plates, decorative tins, and empty aerosol cans.

Samples include, kraft brown paper bags, newspapers, magazines, catalogues, stationary, flyers, cards, windowed envelopes, and telephone books. In addition, juice boxes and milk/juice cartons that have been rinsed clean can also be recycled.

Samples include frozen food boxes, paperboard carrying boxes for soda and beer, cereal and other dry food boxes, note pad backs, toilet tissue cores, and corrugated boxes flattened into pieces that are no larger than 2×2 feet (no food contamination allowed).

Items that cannot be recycled
No packing peanuts, plastic grocery bags, window glass, plastic utensils, motor oil, or any hazardous chemicals/materials. Please remove all lids from recyclable items and throw them in the regular garbage. Lids cannot be recycled!

The Advanced Disposal’s refuse, recycling and yard waste neighborhood collection schedule and map can be found here.


If your trash pick up day falls on or after one of the holidays listed, your pick up will be delayed by one day. The holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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