Refuse collection service is provided once a week for all residential buildings with up to five units. Owners of larger multifamily dwelling and commercial buildings must contract directly with private refuse haulers. All trash, recyclables and yard waste are scheduled to be picked up on the same day of the week.
The Village's garbage contractor provides 96-gallon and 64-gallon wheeled containers for trash. Trash must be placed into a tightly covered trash container. Loose trash outside the container will not be picked up. Place trash and recycling containers out for collection no later than 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection day. Containers placed out for collection at the curb must be removed from the curbs by 10 p.m. that night.
Items that are either prohibited by landfills or unacceptable for collection include car parts, dirt , soil, concrete, tires, motor oil, pesticides, acid, gasoline, anti-freeze, pool chemicals, automotive batteries, liquid paint and electronics such as computers, monitors and TVs. If any of these items are mixed with your trash, collection will not be made. If your collection is missed, call Oak Park's contractor toll free at 800.796.9696 on the following day. Refuse is not collected on major holidays, typically delaying collections by one day.