The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 | village@oak-park.us

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Refuse & Recycling

The Village of Oak Park’s comprehensive Solid Waste Program is designed to effectively deal with increasing amounts of trash, rising collection and disposal costs, legislative restrictions and growing environmental concerns.

Mobile refuse carts, available in two sizes, and large recycling containers, allow residents to choose the level of service that best fits their needs. However, the success of the program depends on citizen participation.

Recycling and composting benefits the community in a number of ways by reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and saving disposal fees. Recycled material, when used in manufacturing new products, saves water, energy and natural resources such as oil and trees. Composting returns nutrients and carbon to the soil, giving farmers and gardeners a viable alternative to chemical fertilizers.

For more information on the Village’s refuse and recycling program call 708.358.5700 or e-mail publicworks@oak-park.us.