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Western Springs, Illinois
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1409
Ph: 708-246-1800
Fx: 708-246-0284
Refuse Collection
Republic Services
Republic Services is the garbage contractor for the Village. To initiate service or file a complaint, residents should call Republic Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (708) 345-7050. Republic Services offers an account management tool which will allow you to pay bills, report a missed pickup, order container repairs and request additional services through your smartphone or computer. My Resource TM can be accessed at or by downloading the My Resource app at the App Store or Google play.

  • Residents may choose to have their garbage picked up curbside or at their back door. Back-door service is for refuse in containers only.
  • All bulk items, recyclables, and yard waste are collected from the parkway, and refuse collected at the curb can only be in a plastic bag.
  • By ordinance, cans, carts and bins are not allowed on the street or parkway.
  • Refuse, recycling or yard waste shall not be placed in the parkway prior to 6 p.m. the day before pick-up.

For complete details regarding rate schedule, refuse service and the recycling program, please refer to the Household Waste, Recycling and Yard Waste Reference Guide .

Household Spring Cleanup Day
Each year in May, the village hosts an annual Spring Cleanup Day, allowing residents to dispose of an unlimited amount of household items. Please go to the May calendar for the exact date of the event. 

 Acceptable Items Nonacceptable Items
  • Household items
  • Bulk items (furniture, bicycles)
  • Large appliances
  • Carpet (must be cut down to four feet in length, securely bundled and no more than 60 pounds in weight)
  • Clothing
  • Draperies
  • Household garbage
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Scrap wood, lumber, railroad ties
  • Electronic items (televisions, computers, monitors, printers)
  • Concrete, asphalt rocks, bricks
  • Lawn mowers, snow blowers, boats, snow mobiles
  • Old paint (oil or latex)
  • Car parts
  • Tires
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Motor oil or other liquids
  • Ammunition or explosives
  • Radioactive materials
  • Yardwaste

No registration is required for this service. Items may be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. on the day before the event and no later than 6 a.m. on the morning of the event. Any questions, should be directed to Republic Services at 708-345-7050