The City of Elgin has established a special trash collection to assist residents that sustained flood damage in designated areas to dispose of flood damage debris. The special collections will take place on your regular weekly trash collection day beginning Wednesday, September 17th and run through Friday, September 26th. Prepaid refuse and appliance stickers will not be required to dispose of flood damaged debris during this period in designated areas only. Please note that yard waste is not included in this special collection. This service is only available to residential households with five or fewer units as well as condos/townhomes that receive service from Waste Management as part of the City’s Solid Waste Program. Trailer parks, businesses and apartment complexes with six or more units are not eligible for service under this program.
The designated areas included in this collection are as follows:
Monday Pick – Up Area
1. Liberty St. east to Hiawatha, Chester Ave. north to Ford.
2. Cedar Ave. east to Liberty St., Chester Ave. north to River Bluff
Wednesday Pick-Up Area
1. Villa St. south to Route 20, Cookane east to Dickie Ave.
2. The area south of South St, north of Rt. 20 & east of the Fox River
3. Highland Ave. south to South St., S. Aldine east to Woodland
Thursday Pick-Up Area
1. Brookside Dr., Westgate Dr., Country Knoll Ln. and Oakmont Dr.
Friday Pick-Up Area
1. Wing St. south to Highland Ave., Wing Park Blvd. east to McClure.
Residents are asked to observe the following guidelines in order to ensure collection:
Loose trash items must be containerized in plastic bags or cans no larger than 40 gallons in capacity and not exceeding 45 pounds in weight. Items such as wood and carpet should be tied into secure bundles/rolls up to 45 pounds and no larger than 2’ x 5’.
Bulk items such as televisions, furniture, tires, etc… should be placed out whole/as is. Please remove motor oil and gasoline from items such as grills and lawnmowers before placing them out for collection.
A maximum of two (2) major appliances will be collected per household without a sticker. Major appliances include: refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, stoves, dishwashers and hot water heaters. For safety reasons, please remove doors from appliances prior to placing them out for collection.
Hazardous materials such as paint, pesticides, automotive batteries, gasoline, used oil and computer monitors will not be collected. Contact the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 1-800-HHW-PKUP to learn how to dispose of these items free of charge. Computer monitors and other electronic waste may be recycled free of charge at the Kane County Electronics Recycling Drop-Off, located at the Kane County Circuit Clerk Building, 540 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles the 2nd Friday & Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. – noon.
If your home is not located in one of the designated areas and you have flood damage debris to dispose of, please contact the Elgin Public Works Department at (847)697-3160. Residents needing to dispose of wet sandbags should also contact the Public Works Department to arrange for a pick up as these items will not be collected by Waste Management.