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Refuse & Recycling
Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) provides all trash and recycling collection services in the Village.  Collection days and routes are shown on the attached route map.  All waste materials must be placed curbside (not in the street) by 6:00 a.m. the morning of pick-up.  Per Village ordinance, trash and recycling can be placed curbside no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day prior to pick-up and all empty containers must be removed by 7:00 p.m. the day of pick-up. 

Garbage collection complaints and questions should be directed to Republic Services’ customer service department at (630) 892-9294 or by visiting their website.

Residents are allowed: 
  • two (2) 33-gallon cans or 40-gallon plastic bags of refuse, not to exceed 50 lbs. each, plus one Large Item (furniture-type item able to be loaded by one person)
  • unlimited recyclable waste; items should be placed in the appropriate recyclable container and do not need to be sorted
  • one (1) 30-gallon paper yard waste OR one (1) bundle of brush (not to exceed 50 lbs.), April through November (additional bags and/or bundles of brush require stickers).  Brush must be securely tied in a bundle and cannot exceed 4 feet in length and 2 feet in diameter. 

Fees for this service appear on your bi-monthly water bill. These fees will remain the same until the end of our contract.  We have extended our contract with Republic Services until July 31, 2017. 

One Large Item (such as furniture, mattresses, etc.) may be disposed of each week without a sticker.  However, Bulk Items (household appliances and other items too large to be collected by one person) will require the purchase of a sticker; the cost for stickers will remain $2.90 each until July 31, 2017 due to the extension of our current contract. 

Stickers can be purchased at the Village Hall, the Walgreens on Orchard Rd., La Chiquita on Douglas Rd., and two Jewel stores (Rt. 30 & Douglas and also Orchard Rd. in Oswego).

Live Christmas trees will be picked up on the regular pickup day during the first two weeks in January each year.  In January 2017 the collection will start Tuesday, January 2rd and end on Thursday, January 12th.

Effective January 1, 2012, by State law electronic waste can no longer be collected curbside.  Items will need to be dropped off at electronic recycling events.  For your convenience, Montgomery offers a recycling event on the third Saturday of each month; however Montgomery residents are welcome to visit any of the recycling locations listed.  Kane County has a webpage full of valuable information on how and/or where to recycle electronics and many additional types of items.  You may also want to consider Freecycling, which is the greenest option of all, as it allows items to be reused locally rather than being discarded or recycled.

Clean-Up Services: 

Twice a year, Republic Services provides a special clean-up service for Village residents. The spring a
and fall clean up services are provided on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day. Residents may discard unlimited amounts of trash, yard waste, furniture, appliances, etc. without attaching stickers. All trash must be placed in 33 gallon cans, 40 gallon plastic bags or boxes, not to exceed 50 lbs. each, and set in an organized manner at the curb. Piles of loose trash, demolition material, concrete, metal poles, liquids and hazardous waste will not be accepted. Specific dates are announced each year via the website.  Spring Cleanup will be held Monday, May 22nd through Thursday May 25th; Fall Cleanup will be held Monday, September 25th - Thursday, September 28th of 2017.  Keep in mind that due to state law, electronics cannot be disposed curbside during these cleanup events.

Special services are available for seniors and residents with disabilities.  Please contact the Water Billing Clerk at the Village Hall at (630) 896-1357 for additional details.

Holidays: 

Republic Services observes the following six holidays: collection services are not provided on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Service resumes one day later.  If the holiday falls on a Sunday, collection will start on Tuesday.

UPCOMING CHANGES beginning August 1st:

The Village Board has approved a new refuse contract with DC Trash that will begin August 1st.

Under the new contract, DC Trash will pick up unlimited trash and recycling each week. Unlimited tied bundles of brush and bags of yard waste can be disposed of each week from April 1st through the end of November. There is no need for stickers ever!

The new monthly rate will be $16.47 per household, compared to the current $19.65 per household.

This applies only the residential address in the Village of Montgomery, not Boulder Hill or other unincorporated areas.

In late July, DC Trash will deliver a 95 gallon trash cart and 65 gallon recycling cart to each home. If you prefer a different size, please call 331-212-9044, email or fill out the online size selection form by July 7th. All homes MUST use the new wheeled carts provided by DC Trash.  Old trash cans may be used for a different purpose or disposed of.

Available cart sizes are 95 gallon, 65 gallon and 35 gallon. You can choose the sizes you prefer for trash and recycling. If you do not call, by default you will get a 95 gallon trash cart and a 65 gallon recycling cart. There is no need to call if those sizes are OK with you.

If you want a different size, please provide your name, address, phone number, what size trash cart you want and what size recycling cart. All three sizes of carts are on display at the Village Hall M-F from 8AM to 4:30PM, so you can stop in to see which size you prefer.

Here are the measurements:

35 gallon--18" wide, 24" deep, 36" high
65 gallon--24" wide, 28" deep, 42" high
95 gallon--27" wide, 35" deep, 45" high