Refuse, Recycling & Yard Waste

Refuse, Recycling, and Yard Waste is picked up by Lakeshore Recycling. For issues regarding your garbage pick-up, please contact LRS at (844) 633-3577.

Days Serviced:

Monday – Residential | South of the Des Plaines River

Tuesday – Residential | North of the Des Plaines River

REFUSE & RECYCLING COLLECTION INFORMATION: Residents may set out unlimited household waste and unlimited household recycling each week on collection day. Residents are required to utilize the carts provided. Residents may also use their own containers no greater than 35 gallons and are not to exceed 45 pounds. If a resident would like to rent an additional waste or recycling cart please contact LRS.

RECYCLABLES (commingled) may be placed in the provided recycling cart. Review the brochure (click here) that came with your recycling cart for a full list of acceptable and unacceptable recyclable materials or visit LRS

COLLECTION SERVICE: On collection day refuse and recycling carts are to be set out no later than 6 AM at a location that is visible and readily accessible to collection workers.

YARD WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE: Residents may set out yard waste (grass, leaves, shrubbery cuttings, brush material, branches, etc.) at the curb in brown yard waste paper bags designed for the collection of yard waste material. No personal containers allowed. Each bag is not to exceed 32 gallons in capacity or 50 pounds in weight. Branches/ brush may be set out in bundles.  Individual branches are not to exceed 4 ft. in length or 4” in diameter and each bundle is not to exceed 50 pounds.

  • Prepaid Village of Willow Springs Yard Waste Sticker must be affixed to each bag or bundle set out.   
  • Yard Waste must be set out for collection no later than 6AM on your collection day
  • Yard Waste Collection runs April 1 – December 31   
  • Yard Waste Stickers are available for purchase at Village Hall                
  • Holiday Greenery (Christmas trees, wreaths, etc.) will be collected the first two weeks of January

BULK ITEM COLLECTION: Residents may set out one bulk item per week for collection. Items included in the collection program include furniture and household goods. Carpeting set out may not weigh more than 45 pounds; no greater than 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter and limited to four rolls per week. Home remodeling and home repair is also limited to 45 pounds per container and four containers per week.

OVERSIZED ITEM / OVERWEIGHT ITEM / APPLIANCES: Items that require two or more people to lift will require a special pick up. Items include washer, dryer, sleeper sofa, refrigerator, piano, hot tub, etc. To schedule a special pick up please contact LRS.

ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION: Residents in need of electronic waste collection must contact LRS to schedule a curbside pickup. LRS will record your name and address and will contact you four days prior to the scheduled collection of you electronic waste collection. This service is done at no charge. Collection is only available for e-waste generated by Village residents.

HOLIDAY COLLECTION SCHEDULE: New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, Independence Day, Christmas Day will be observed and will not have collection on these days. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, Monday and Tuesday collection will be delayed one day.

Seniors (65 years and older) who are registered with the Village, will have the option of choosing a 35 gallon refuse & recycle cart instead of the 96 gallon and 64 gallon sizes.  

Household Hazardous Material Recycling:
Click Here for Hazardous Material Collection locations.

Refuse & Recycling Billing:
Fees for refuse and recycling service is on your utility bill from the Village of Willow Springs. Click here for information about your sewer and refuse bill.