Garbage & Recycling


The City of Elgin provides a comprehensive solid waste program designed to encourage recycling and waste reduction, reduce litter in our neighborhoods.

Kane County also offers information about recycling programs in the area, which can be found by visiting Kane County Recyclables.

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Collections falling on these holidays will be rescheduled the first working day following the holiday or the Saturday; New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For example, the Tuesday collection area will be serviced on Wednesday and the Friday area serviced on Saturday.           

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected free of charge by Waste Management on regular refuse/recycling collection days from December 26 through the second week of January. After the second week of January, a refuse sticker is required to dispose of Christmas trees. For more information, contact 311 at 847-931-6001.