Bulky Waste
Large items that cannot go in garbage cans or bags for regular garbage collection, such as couches, chairs, and tables, are called bulky waste. Some communities offer a once-a-year special pickup for bulky waste items. Others have designated days during the year for bulky waste pickups. To find out what your community offers and/or arrange for a pickup, contact your public works department listed on our [ who to call ]  page.
If your community does not offer bulky waste pickups or you live in an unincorporated area, you can dispose of your bulky waste items at area landfills for a fee. For contact information, hours of operation, and locations, visit our [ landfills ] page.
White Goods/Appliances
White goods are generally larger appliances that cannot go into garbage cans or bags for regular garbage collection. These items are banned by the State of Illinois from disposal in a landfill.
Examples of white goods are: refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, air conditioners, clothes dryers, chillers, furnaces, and boilers. White goods are not T.V.'s, hand held appliances, VCR's, garbage disposals, business equipment, computers, furniture and microwave ovens.
Yard/Landscape Waste
Grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines, and trees.