Refuse and Recycling

 Fee Increase Effective May 1, 2021: Residents will see an increase to their refuse & recycling bill, which reflects the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County’s (SWANCC)’s increased fee as well as the Village’s contract with Waste Management.  Effective May 1st, rates for the majority of Single-family units will increase by $1.50 for a new rate of $23.70, while multi-family units will increase by $1.15 for a new rate of $17.40.  These rates are also shown in the table below. 

Buffalo Grove offers refuse and recycling services through Waste Management. These services include At Your Door (AYD) Service, which allows residents to schedule a convenient pick-up for hazardous and difficult-to-recycle materials, such as electronics, televisions, paint, and chemicals. 

To prevent contamination of recyclable items, Waste Management provides residents with a "Recycling 101 Guidelines" page so that residents know what and how to appropriately recycle items.

SWANCC offers informational videos on composting, recycling, managing medications & sharps, paint & household chemicals, and more! The videos are available for viewing here.

Pick-up Services Effective May 1, 2021 Rates*
Single Family Unit
unlimited solid waste, recycling and yard waste with cart
 Single Family Unit  (Most Common)
unlimited solid waste, recycling and yard waste without  cart
 Multifamily Unit/Central Container 
unlimited solid waste and recycling
 Additional Weekly Pickup  $5.04/month
*Services provided by the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County (SWANCC), which are $6.15 per single family household, per month, and $5.05 per month for multi-family residents, are included in the above rates.

Waste Management offers a price reduction of 10% for Senior Citizens.  This discount does not apply to the SWANCC fee.  

Refuse and Recycling

About the At Your Door (AYD) Service and How to schedule a pick-up
What day is garbage pick-up for my house?
How do I begin to receive refuse and recycling services to my home?
Landscape Waste
Oversized Items
Holiday Pick Up Schedule
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Disposal

Missed Pickup?

Report a missed pickup to Waste Management.
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Who's Listening?

Greg Sauser

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday