Refuse & Recycling Services

The Village contracts with Waste Management (WM) to provide refuse, recycling, landscape waste, and organics collection for all single-family and many multi-family properties. Waste Management acquired Advanced Disposal, the Village's former service provider, in late 2020. The Village’s current contract can be found here. An amendment to the Village's Waste Management contract (approved October 26, 2021) can be found here

Update: Refuse and bulk item dropoff is no longer available at the transfer station at 2800 Shermer Road. Due to this change in service, residents may now dispose of up to two bulk items per week at no additional charge! Bulk items can be placed at the curb for collection on your regular pickup day. 


Browse the list below for additional information on a variety of refuse and recycling topics.

Recycling Directory By Item

Use our "How Do I Recycle This?" Guide to get the latest recycling and disposal information by item.

Contacting WM

For missed pickups, service requests, container swaps, or other issues, contact Waste Management at 800-964-8988 or WM.com. Residents may also submit concerns or issues to the Village online with GONorthbrook or via phone at 847-664-4010.

Get the WM app to make service requests on the go.

Additional Information 

Residents can select a 35, 65, or 95-gallon refuse container to best suit their household’s needs. Residents who select a 95-gallon container can dispose of two bulk items, one yard of building material, four rolls of carpet, or four extra refuse bags per week for no additional cost. Residents who select a 35- or 65-gallon container can dispose of two bulk items per week at no additional cost; all other items (including extra refuse) require stickers.

Residents can change container sizes once every twelve months free of charge. Additional container swaps will cost $25. 

Service rates listed below are effective September 1, 2023; two percent annual rate increases occur every other year beginning September 1. Residents are billed for services quarterly.

Refuse Cart SizeMonthly RateQuarterly Rate
Curbside - 1x/week
35-gal$15.66$46.98
35-gal (senior discount)$14.10$42.30
65-gal$16.72$50.16
65-gal (senior discount)$15.04$45.12
95-gal$18.00$54.00
95-gal (senior discount)$16.20$48.60
Backdoor - 1x/week
35-gal$29.21$87.63
35-gal (senior discount)$26.30$78.90
65-gal$30.28$90.84
65-gal (senior discount)$27.25$81.75
95-gal$31.34$94.02
95-gal (senior discount)$28.21$84.63
Curbside - 2x/week
35-gal$25.95$77.85
35-gal (senior discount)$23.36$70.08
65-gal$27.01$81.03
65-gal (senior discount)$24.31$72.93
95-gal$28.07$84.21
95-gal (senior discount)$25.27$75.81
Backdoor - 2x/week
35-gal$37.12$111.36
35-gal (senior discount)$33.41$100.23
65-gal$38.18$114.54
65-gal (senior discount)$34.36$103.08
95-gal$39.24$117.72
95-gal (senior discount)$35.32$105.96