Organics Waste

Residents have the option to rent a 65-gallon organic waste toter from Republic Services at an initial cost of $17.50 per month. The toter can be used for leaves, grass and other organic waste (including fruits, vegetables, meat, etc.) as listed below. The organics material will be taken to a composting facility and will not be landfilled. There is no need to purchase yard waste stickers for the toter each week.  

To utilize this service, contact Republic Services directly at 708-345-7050. The resident will be billed directly by Republic Services for this program.

Organic Waste - Acceptable items:  

  • Grass clippings
  • Brush
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Pastas
  • Meat (no bones)
  • Breads
  • Crackers
  • Cereals
  • Egg shells
  • Dairy---cheese, yogurt (no liquids)
  • Paper bags

ALL items must be clean and free of any debris.

Organic Waste - Unacceptable Materials:

  • NO packaging of any kind
  • NO paper towels, napkins or other paper items allowed
  • No cups, flatware, or paper products
  • No labels
  • No rubber bands
  • No plastics
  • No glass
  • No liquids
  • No milk or juices
  • No beverages